Just when you thought that Pahiyas fest is over? Well, it’s not. To tell you the truth, your brain cells got ripped! \m/
Nah, just kidding! Hehehe! Lets just say that this is my closure of my Triple Threat Pahiyas Festival post. And yeah, festival ain’t a festival if there’s no saints and churches.
You’ve seen the Artistic Decors, Portraits, and uniquely designed Colorful Houses, now i present to you the Churches of Lucban. Let’s complete the missing piece of the set as I show you the Holy Spots of Lucban. Ladies and Gents, Welcome to the Church and Grotto of Lucban.
Let’s focus first on the church where Pahiyas Festival is celebrated and where San Isidro Labrador is stationed.
According to the writings on the wall, the Church of Lucban was built in 1595 and ruined in 1629. The second church was constructed between 1630 and 1640, but was seriously damaged by fire in 1733. The present church was completed in 1738 and the convent in 1743.
Walls of Lucban Church…
One of the interesting subjects you’ll find inside.
San Isidro Labrador, also known as Isidore the Farmer…
The Catholic patron saint of farmers.
An empty seat for you…
The church seat of Lucban. Nice, clean, shiny and lens friendly!
I guess you can’t kneel down on this one coz it’s vertical. Hehehe!
Going back outside, lets frame the other side of the church.
For whom the bell tolls…
The Lucban Church Bell Tower.
Lucban Church on mono. Pointed, razor sharp and black! \m/
Speaking of mono and black & white… Here’s another church taken on Lucban. Taking a long meter walk from the Church of Lucban, you’ll find the Healing Church and Grotto.
Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church, also known as the Healing Church and Grotto.
Not only considered as one of the top holy destinations here in the Philippines, but also a tourist attraction here in Lucban.
The beautiful church before you take the steps of Grotto.
Since we’ve arrived here late (around 6:30 pm), we didn’t even get a chance to experience a 292 steps to reach the top of the Grotto. Gates are closed and the lights were off. Yeah too bad for the late comers just like us.
Good thing there’s the candle stand that simply catches our lens attention.
Candles… Aside from the crosses and saints, this is one thing that every churches have. The reason why I choose to be the title shot of this post. Lighting out the darkness in your soul.
– The End
Thanks for dropping by to my Holy Church Gallery! By the way, if you like this post, you can drop some comments and rate it. Just click those stars and gimme a holy yeah! \m/
Metallica – Blackened
Metallica – For whom the bell tolls