Good Friday 2016

I really wanted to continue the Visita Iglesia I started last year but it was too hot!  The El Nino Phenomenon created a very much oppressive environment during the day.  I just stayed at home after our early morning Via Crucis around the poblacion.

Last year I wanted to document the different carrozas of Santos that join the Good Friday procession with the Santo Entierro but was not able to do so.  I finished Visita Iglesia at around noon, stayed inside Sta. Ana Church to wait for the arrival of the carrozas.  It was still to early and I guess I have to  wait three more hours thus decided to go home but promised myself to do it the following year.

This year became a reality but decided not to bring a DSLR as it was too heavy.  I get tired easily these days so I will not tempt my faith aside from the fact that it is too hot.  I arrived in Molo at around four thirty and there is only one carroza bearing the picture of The Shroud.  I asked a lady in the plaza what time the procession would start and she told me it’s at six pm.  They moved it one hour later so that it will be cooler and the older parishioners can join in the procession.

The carrozas started arriving at around 5:30:

Molo Church (STta. Ana Church)

                         Church (Sta. Ana Church)Beautiful Sta. Ana Church populary known as Molo Church.                                                                                                                                    Inside are antique all female Saints displayed in the columns of the Church in contrast to that of Jaro Cathedral (St Elizabeth Metropolitan Cathedral) where all are male saints.Another view of the Church with the plaza full of devotees waiting for the procession to start.

 

Another view of the Church with the plaza full of devotees waiting for the procession to start.

Side view of the Church

                                                                                    Side view of the ChurchOne of the images still being adorned inside the Church grounds. The carroza arrived without the image..which is kept in the Church.One of the images still being adorned inside the Church grounds. The carroza arrived without the image..which is kept in the Church.

The carrozas do not have labels so I just added the captions based on what I think it represents. For the image above, I really do not know who the Saint is.  I should have asked the man atop the carroza :-(.

Arrival of carrozas

                                       Arrival of carrozas- This is another one that I do not know what it represents.

More carrozas arriving

                                                                                   More carrozas arriving

Jesus enters Jerusalem on Palm Sunday

                                                                 Jesus enters Jerusalem on Palm Sunday

Agony in the Garden

                                                                               Agony in the Garden

Jesus is Sentenced to Die

                                                                                          Jesus is Sentenced to Die

Scourging in the Pillar

                                                                                            Scourging in the Pillar

Jesus the Nazarene

                                                                                                 Jesus the Nazarene

Crucified Jesus with the Women of Jerusalem

                                                         Crucified Jesus with the Women of Jerusalem

Arrival of Carroza: Crucified Jesus with Mary and John

                                                    Arrival of Carroza: Crucified Jesus with Mary and John

Crucified Jesus with Mary & John..Church in the Background

                                                Crucified Jesus with Mary & John..Church in the Background

witht he church

Crucified Jesus with Mary & John Up Close

                                                         Crucified Jesus with Mary & John Up Close

The images and the decorations are very ornate. This is one of my favorite among the carrozas. These are very old images that are kept by the families in Molo.  Maybe one of these days I will do a research regarding these images and document who owns them and its history.

Jesus taken down from the Cross

                                                                    Jesus taken down from the Cross

Jesus from the Cross with the Three Marys

                                                              Jesus from the Cross with the Three Marys

Other Saints

St John the Evangelist

                                                                            St John the Evangelist

Mary Magdalene

                                                     Mary Magdalene with her very ornate dress.

The beautiful Flowers of Mary Magdalene

                                                      The beautiful Flowers of Mary Magdalene

Santa Martha

                                                                                                  Santa Martha

Santa Veronica

                                                                                                        Santa Veronica

The Santo Intierro

The Santo Intierro of Molo

                          The Santo Intierro of Molo- no need for flowers as the decorations are gilded and very ornate.

Sto Intierro2

Sto Intierro3

Carroza

Mater Dolorosa

Mater Doloroza

Mater Dolorosa2

Cross being brought into the Church

                                                            Cross being brought into the Church

I did not wait for the procession to start as I might have a difficult time getting a ride home.  We were even stranded in Mandurriao as they closed the roads for the procession.  I wanted to take pictures but we are quite away from where the procession is passing.

Good Friday Procession in San Miguel

Arrived in our town quite a bit dark and I was really hoping I will be able to get a glimpse of all the carrozas with their decorations this year.  I was only able to catch the Santo Intierro with the carroza fully decorated with different kinds and colors of carnations.

Santo Intierro in San Miguel

                                                                         Santo Intierro in San Miguel

Sto Intierro San Mig

Mater Dolorosa

                                                                                Mater Dolorosa

Every year I can not really get a very good picture of Mater Dolorosa as she is surrounded by this big lights.  Maybe they should change this into spotlights so the image can be highlighted. As always the carroza is always bedecked with different kinds of orchids.

Thank you Lord Jesus for your sacrifice to save us from our sins.

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