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Feast of the Black Nazarene Celebrated Across the Nation

by Margaux Salcedo

Manila | January 9, 2022

Quiapo Church may have been closed on the Feast of the Black Nazarene 2022 but in different parts of the country, the Nazareno was honored.

The Manila Cathedral offered a video collage with Walang Hanggang Pasasalamat sung by His Eminence Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.

The De La Salle University Medical Center Pastoral Care Services did their own 'Traslacion', with Mr Archie Sanguiza carrying the image of the Nazareno and Ms Eden Alambra behind the video, both housekeepers of the chapels of the hospital.

The image of the Nazareno was processioned in Quezon by St. Catherine of Alexendria Parish in Pagbilao, Quezon.

Photo: Facebook - St. Catherine of Alexendria Parish in Pagbilao, Quezon

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Makati and San Fernando de Dilao had the replica of the Poong Nazareno outside the church for public viewing or what is traditionally called 'Dungaw'.

The San Roque Parish in Zambales had a procession of the Nazareno and Bicol had their own Traslacion.

We at Dominus Est joined the celebrations with a SPOTLIGHT interview with Msgr Hernando 'Ding' Coronel, rector of Quiapo Church.

These are only a few of the examples of how the Feast of the Black Nazarene was celebrated around the Philippines in spite of the Traslacion being canceled by the government's National Task Force on Covid-19. The spirit of the Nazareno is ever alive; this cannot be taken away from the devotees. Viva Poong Nazareno!

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