One of the very popular activity during Holy Week is visiting 7 or 14 churches. This is what we call the Visita Iglesia which is a Spanish words for Church Visits. It is a practice during Holy Thursday by Catholics here in our country. People flock to different churches to ask for penance and others say their Station of the Cross.
Since our family did not go for our yearly out of town during Holy Week, we planned days before the Holy week the 7 Churches that we visited. Some churches were recommended by some religious sectors and here are they...
1st was... Sacred Heart of Jesus ParishTugatog, Malabon City
The altar of our parish church
The murals on the ceiling is awesome!
3rd Church was...
San Sebastian Church
The all steel church, 2nd in the world and first in Asia.
My husband really admire the gothic architecture of this church,
see the altar?
San Agustin Church
considered as one of the oldest stone church in the Philippines
I was not able to capture the church's altar :(
These were the scene while we headed to the Manila Cathedral...
there were lots of people and food stall along the street,
I heard one of them saying "I thought Banchetto was transfered here"
Side of San Agustin Church
The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica
(popularly known as Manila Cathedral)
The facade of the church is stunning...
you can see sculptured statues of some famous saints
The interior is simple but this is one of the most visited churches
in the country. It's aircondition too :)
We solemnly prayed for every church that we visited and I'm happy to see our kids embracing this religious tradition for I know that they too know and realized how Jesus sacrifice his life for our salvation.