Thursday, January 10, 2008

Black Nazarene Procession

Yesterday is the feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo Manila. This patron is the patron of our church as an Aglipayan or Philippine Independent Church we call Black Nazarene as Señor Nazareno. I’m so disappointed yesterday because I didn’t make it to wake up as early as five thirty in the morning. Seven to nine in the morning is the procession of the Black Nazarene in our city then nine to eleven is the holy mass of the patron. Sad to say guys I wake up quarter to nine in the morning (sigh) but I know Black Nazarene understand me. As I watched the news in television thousands of devotees who walked barefoot are pushing against each other only to touch the miraculous image of the Black Nazarene. And there are 2 people died and 50 others were hurt during the procession. Devotees believe that their prayers and wishes will be granted by simply touching the miraculous Black Nazarene. The estimated devotees are about at least 2 million turned up the eight hour procession in Quiapo.

Filipinos are very religious isn’t it?