The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (canonically known as Saint John the Baptist Parish and colloquially known as Quiapo Church; Spanish: Basílica Menor del Nazareno Negro) is a prominent Roman Catholic Latin-rite basilica located in the District of Quiapo in the City of Manila, Philippines. The basilica is famous home for the shrine of the Black Nazarene, a dark statue of Jesus Christ many ...
claim to be miraculous. The parish is under the Archdiocese of Manila and its current rector is Rev. Msgr. Hernando Coronel. - Wikipedia
Quiapo Church or Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene News
The doors of Quiapo church are open to those who seek spiritual healing.
The Philippines is predominantly Catholic, so it is common to see Catholic churches with open doors to welcome the faithful. The ritual of novena and lighting of candles can be traced back directly to the Spanish colonization.
Quiapo Church is quie known to Filipino all over the country. Faithful devotees usually make one's way to Quiapo Church to offer a prayer by lighting a candle or doing the stations of the cross.
Some penitents walk on their knees from the entrance of the church all the way to the altar. Som ...
Understand the history and culture of the busy streets of Quiapo.
Whether you hop on a public transportation or use your own vehicle, Quiapo may be packed and busy but this town is a go-to place of most Filipinos. It is a reminder of Philippine historical and political events. It is a one stop shop for all your necessities. And of course, a location for solemn ceremonies. A lot has changed physically but it is still the same old Quiapo which everyone know of.
Offer your prayers inside the Quiapo Church
Filipinos often find a way to visit the Quiapo Church. It is a holy landmark and a ...
I have visited Intramuros and Binondo several times but I am still wondering if what am I missing in and outside this huge district in Manila. Inspired by the question: "Hanggang saan aabot ang isan daang piso mo?" Our journey today explains that budget is not a problem to see the gorgeous artifacts erected centuries ago. Without formal itinerary, we walked on the streets of Manila with our first stop at Quiapo Church.
By the way, our meeting place was at Jollibee beside Quiapo Church. While waiting for Marcus and Jamm, I and Shea stayed in the fast-food, facing the left side of the gorgeou ...
While Lent kicks off on Ash Wednesday, the Holy Week activities start on Palm Sunday, signaling Christ's triumphal entry unto Bethlehem; and devout Filipinos are already looking forward to the traditional Visita Iglesia.
Visita Iglesia, Spanish for "church visit", is an ancient Roman Catholic tradition dating back to 1553.
During the Visita Iglesia, or the Seven Churches Visitation, the Catholic faithful visit seven churches on the evening of Maundy Thursday, to pray before the Blessed Sacrament in each church. This year's Maundy Thursday falls on March 24, 2016.
Praying before the Bl ...
"What can we do in Manila for a day?" asked Marina & Tatiana, my German friends whom I met on a vacation in Palawan.
Honestly, I haven't really done a full-day tour of Manila that captures all of its character in just one sweep.
I admit that I may have just aimed a bullet on my temple when I replied "a lot". And surely, I pulled the trigger when they said, "see you tomorrow".
Since I was already happily wet on this commitment, I dragged my other friends to join us. Jen is Filipino-Croatian who lives in Zagreb & Lao, a Filipino who has spent most of his years in Italy. Both have never ...
Check out these old photos of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene.
For Metro Manila commuters, Quiapo is an area to avoid every end of the work week, especially the first Friday of the month. This is because Quiapo church is always packed with devotees and parishioners on those days. It is also the site of one of the Philippines' biggest cultural events, the Feast of the Black Nazarene, as millions of devotees from all over the country flock to old Manila's old and historical district.
The church is the famous home for the shrine of the Black Nazarene, a dark statue of Jesus Christ ...