Maundy Thursday Early Morning Via Crucis

Every year during the Holy Week, a Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) is being done at 5 in the morning.  The fourteen stations of the cross are situated all over the town proper.  Via Crucis starts Holy Monday until Good Friday.  Last year I was able to join the Good Friday early morning Via Crucis.

This year, I joined Maundy Thursday early in the morning.

Moon

It was still dark when I left home and got this picture of the moon and the lights in our plaza.

our church

Our Church, St. Michael the Archangel is being reconstructed.  The facade has been finished, half of the floor area elevated and some side walls and columns already constructed.  There are still a lot of work to be done and we still needs a lot of help to be  able to fully finish the Church.  The original structure is being reconstructed.

This is the song that we have always been singing since I was  small girl every Holy Week.

“Dios namon sang kalooy, Ikaw and amon nga Amay.

 Magbubuhat, manunubos, Kag Ginoo sang tanan.

Hesus malooy ka sa amon, Patawaron mo kami,

Ang sala gin dumtan namon, Dili na magliwat kami.

Namatay si Hesukristo, Didto sa Kalbaryo,

Agud nga kita maluwas, Sa kasubo nga daku.”

first station

                                  First Station. Jesus is Condemned to Death

It is still very dark, some brought candles while others have small flashlights so they can read the prayers and the songs.

Second Station: Jesus Carries His Cross

                        Second Station: Jesus Carries His Cross

Third Station: Jesus Falls for the First Time

                          Third Station: Jesus Falls for the First Time

Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother

                                       Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother

Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus Carry the Cross

                 Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus Carry the Cross

Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

                          Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time

                                     Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time

Eigth Station: Jesus Meets the Women of  Jerusalem

                      Eigth Station: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem

Nineth Station; Jesus Falls for the Third Time

                              Nineth Station; Jesus Falls for the Third Time

Tenth Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments

                                 Tenth Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments

Eleventh Station: Crucifixtion. Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

               Eleventh Station: Crucifixion. Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

                                      Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

                    Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

This is our barangay’s Capilla situated at the entrance of our street.

Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Laid in the Tomb.

                                 Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Laid in the Tomb.

After the last station, we went back to the Church for the final prayers.  I really hope and pray I will be able to join the Good Friday early morning Via Crucis. Praying also that everyone will have a blessed Holy Week and not just enjoying the holiday going to resorts or beaches.

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