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one of the largest mosque in Metro Manila
The mosque also reflects the Islamic legacy in the Philippines particularly in old Manila where the early pre-Spanish settlers were actually Islamic rajahs and sultans and their tribes who originally came from southern Philippines.
is a life-sized, dark-coloured, wooden sculpture of Jesus Christ, held to be miraculous by many Filipino devotees.
Brought by the Augustinian Recollect Missionaries on May 06, 1906
Caught on fire
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines warned the devotees "NOT TO WORSHIP THE IMAGE". The image is used only for the veneration said the CBCP.
Statue of Black Nazarene –From Mexico 17 th Century
The Feast of the Black Nazarene is celebrated during Jan. 9 because is starts with a 9 day novena on Jan. 1
Every year, the number of people celebrating the feast is around 6 million bear footed people.
On the day of the celebration mass is celebrated in the early part of the morning.
According to Bonilla, worship comes from their “Loob” and “Kalooban” or heart and will which are their domains where they build an inner life.
Quiapo experience shows how people make sense to a mute structure (Church) and a mute icon (Nazarene).
According to the church the Black Nazarene is a mere representation of Christ on earth.
Processions and novenas is no that important than the mass.
Some practice, like walking on the knees should not be done while mass is celebrated.
Belief structure- system of signs is always at work, be these words, actions, objects or their combination that are used by the devotees.
Ex. The icons, indexical, symbolic
Iconic- Quiapo church
Indexical- Actions associated with their devotion
Ex. Alagaw, Anis, Banaba, Bayabas, Pamparegla at Pito-pito (p.127)
Herbalism in Quiapo is tied down to the medicine man or the
arbularyo, tambalan and
Ordinary playing cards
Some of them were taught by someone in the family, some get their powers from the Nazare and some say that they get their ability from the Virgin Mary.
People turn to magic because knowledge and science are unable to control chance, eliminate accidents and foresee things. ( John Middleton)