I Kissed My Holding Cross Instead

We cling to someone when afraid. In my younger days, I would cling to the arms of my parents when threatened. Or, I would ask permission to sleep with them when I had a bad dream. Somehow, having someone to hold allays my fears.  I began to hold on to anything sacred when I startedContinue reading “I Kissed My Holding Cross Instead”

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Pagnilayan Natin ang Daan ng Krus

Alam niyo ba kung saan nagsimula ang Daan ng Krus na ginagawa natin tuwing Mahal na Araw? Nagsimula ang daan ng krus bilang isang peregrinasyon o pilgrimage. Naglalakbay tungo sa Jerusalem ang mga taong may mabigat na dinadala, penitensiya o debosyong kailangang gampanan, o mga may espesyal na hinahangad sa Maykapal. Naniniwala silang may biyayangContinue reading “Pagnilayan Natin ang Daan ng Krus”

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The Laws on Fasting and Abstinence

Note: This article is from Fr. Harold Parilla’s Facebook entry. Fr. Harold is a diocesan priest. He was trained in Theology by the Jesuits at the San Jose Seminary, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. 1. Abstinence means avoiding the consumption of meat, but eggs, milk products and condiments made of animal fat may beContinue reading “The Laws on Fasting and Abstinence”

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Why We Celebrate Good Friday

22 April 2011 Good FridayIsaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 31; Heb 4:14-5:9; John 18:1-19:42When my father died, I was several miles away. I was in the hinterlands of Bukidnon, a barrio called Dumalaguing. At that time, no means of transporation could bring you there except by foot. It was a five- hour trek over high altitude trailsContinue reading “Why We Celebrate Good Friday”

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How We Share the Passion of Christ on Good Friday

Good Friday is never a day of pleasure. On this day, Filipinos are open to sacrifice. They will choose the more difficult penance than any other day of the year. This day seems to be the hottest, even if it is not confirmed by PAGASA. They would forego cravings for a cold refreshment or aContinue reading “How We Share the Passion of Christ on Good Friday”

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The Flagellants & Kristos of Lent: Simple Folks Keep the Faith

The flagellants and ‘Kristos’ of Lent: simple folks keep the faith Note: An article about Filipino culture. For Good Friday. Published at the Philippine Online Chronicles (POC) If there is any liturgical season in the Philippines that has character and culture, it is Lent. We hear the pabasa, with chants that date back centuries ago.Continue reading “The Flagellants & Kristos of Lent: Simple Folks Keep the Faith”

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Biyernes Santo: Halikan Mo ang Krus

2 April 2010. Biyernes SantoIsaiah 52,13 – 53,12; Psalm 31; Heb 4,14-16 – 5,7-9; John 18,1 – 19,42 Note: This appears in Sambuhay Filipino missalette today. Sambuhay is a publication of the Society of St. Paul. Kailangan nating mamatay. Ito ang pinakatatagong sikreto ng buhay. Ito ang inilahad ni Hesus sa kanyang pagkamatay. Kung naisContinue reading “Biyernes Santo: Halikan Mo ang Krus”

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