Sunday, April 12, 2009

Holy Week observances: Good Friday procession

My kids and I spent Maundy Thursday till Easter Sunday with relatives in Manila because hubby is usually off to work during the Lenten season for their annual maintenance. Every afternoon of Good Friday, the Tondo Parish Church always have their annual procession being routed on the streets back and forth of the church. This year we were lucky because the said procession passed by in front of our house (usually it passes by in the street two blocks from the house) and for that we had a closer look of every “karosa” (carrier/float) that joined the procession. Check the pictures below I am fortunate to take as the procession passes by in our street.

The above “karosa” shows the “Sorrowful Mysteries” of the Holy Rosary: Agony in the Garden of Gethsemani, Scourging at the Pillar, the Crowning with Thorns, the Carrying of the Cross and the Crucifixion.

The “karosa” where the dead body of Jesus lay down is being carried by men devotees while others of them formed a human chain in front of the “karosa” like the human chain during the feast of the Black Nazarene. Women and children are not allowed to join and get near the chain for safety reasons.


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