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Holy Week 2019 Celebration

     Faith is nourishment for our soul.  Although I've been a Catholic all my life, I was raised by my parents to be friends with everybody despite differences in culture, social status, and religion.  I've learned that religion is such a sensitive topic but when talking about it (I'd rather not if it can be helped), I do not focus on the differences but rather on the similarities.  I know that across all religion, there are certain things that can be agreed on such as kindness, respect, and love -- among other things.

A candid shot during my sister's wedding in Calaruega last October 2018. Photo by Myio Okamoto Photography.

     In our family, we have yearly traditions to celebrate our faith and our Christianity.  We used to have yearly "pasyon" or "pabasa" scheduled every Holy Mondays during the Holy Week --  but since my parents' stroke (dad in 2013 and my mom in 2016), we've decided not to do it anymore.  Here's an old video I found of our "pabasa" last March 2013.

     My mom was a dressmaker and she made clothes for St. Peter and Mater Dolorosa as her thanksgiving gesture for the graces we received.  After her stroke, since she can't make those dresses anymore, I've approached some of my good friends to help us go through with the tradition.  And so, despite the hardships we've endured this year, with our family and friends' help, we were able to express and celebrate our faith successfully.

Mater Dolorosa, St. Peter, Nazareno, and Sto. Intiero hanging out in the living room before the procession.

     We hosted the last supper dinner on Maundy Thursday and we prepared four saints who will participate during the Good Friday procession. I didn't sleep for 2 days straight because we lack people who can help us with the preparations.  Here are some photos of St. Peter, Sto, Intiero, and Mater Dolorosa before they were brought to Saint Joseph Parish Church (Gabao, Irosin, Sorsogon) for the Good Friday Procession.

St. Peter's ensemble was donated by Anthony Cesar Fortuno of Fashion Literacy Shop. Thanks Sir Anthony!

Mater Dolorosa's black dress was donated by Ronald M. Lita of Atelier de Ronaldo. Thanks Sir Ronald!


All three karos of Sto. Intiero, Mater Dolorosa, and St. Peter were ready by 2:52PM of April 19.  I took this photo before they were brought to church for the Good Friday Procession.  Nazareno was with Bona and Lala, they took charge of Nazareno's preparation since 2018.


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  1. Assalamualaikum..
    Salam ukwah dari saya untuk anda..

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    Saya akan berusaha membalas kunjungan anda jika berkesempatan..
    Komen yang baik2 sahaja ye..
    Semoga ikatan ukhwah kita akan berterusan..

    Terima kasih sekali lagi..ya

  2. I dont live in the PH right and truly, iba ang selebrasyon sa pinas ng mga holidays!

  3. Hello. blogwalking & follow here, regards from Malaysia :)

  4. Very good and quality tips thank you for sharing with us seteguk nikmat puisi


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