Manila all set for bigger Black Nazarene feast

Share
Manila all set for bigger Black Nazarene feast

The Manila Police District (MPD) will implement a 48-hour gun ban in the city in line with the feast of the Black Nazarene next week.

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada suspended classes and city government work for Tuesday, January 9, when devotees will mark the Feast of the Black Nazarene.

"Enduring a challenging procession where devotees walk barefoot is also seen as a test of faith for some".

The procession, a 221-year tradition, had over 1.1 million devotees attending, according to the latest report of the National Capital Region Police Office.

"The procession will not pass through Lagusnilad overpass to ensure the safety of the devotees", Coronel said.

Arrojado said they have not monitored any terror threat related to the feast.

Millions of Catholic devotees are expected to join the procession.

Thousands of policemen and soldiers were deployed to ensure security.

"Filipinos who come to Quiapo... get a sense of being near the Lord, of the Lord touching them and of the Lord accompanying them... through hard challenges", Quiapo church parochial vicar Father Marvin Cruz told AFP. It will cover a 500-metre radius from the procession route, the Quirino Grandstand and Quiapo Church.

Traslacion is the commemoration of the transfer of the image of the Black Nazarene from its original home in Intramuros to the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene Church in Quiapo on January 9.

There would be slight changes in the procession route to speed up the traslacion.

Msgr. Hernando Coronel of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene discusses the route of the Traslacion at a news briefing.

The theme of this year's event is based on a Bible verse from the book of Corinthians: "Pag-ibig ang buklod ng ganap na pagkakaisa (Love binds us in the fullness of unity)".

Explaining the strong Filipino devotion, Monsignor Sabino Vengco, a prominent Catholic priest, told CNN Philippines: "People will suffer sickness, old age.so pain and suffering will always be there", he said.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Winners of Max Polyakov’s initiative Vernadsky Challenge hit the top of CES 2018
The engineering startup competition provides its participants with reviews from industry expert, as well as customer feedback. The organizers are interested in a wide range of fields from space technology and robotics to military and medical equipment.

Barcelona News: Lionel Messi Conveyed through PSG Star Neymar that Real Madrid is a Bombshell
Although they have lost the trophy to Barcelona in 2015 still they have bounced back to win the game in 2016 and 2017. Also, Youri Djorkaeff claims that PSG would definitely scoop the trophy if they could put Madrid to the sword.

Is Britney Spears Engaged One More Time?
The pair met back in November 2016 on the set of the music video for her song Slumber Party . That's not to say it was easy bidding farewell to Planet Hollywood .

3 Secrets of Innovation Development by Max Polyakov
Also, the investor should never forget that even the biggest amount of invested resources doesn’t guarantee a success. One of the recent examples is the mass closing of brick-and-mortar shops in the USA because of Amazon’s popularity.

'No deal' #Brexit could cost UK about 500000 jobs, London mayor says
It has both refused to release such information and also suggested that such analysis does not exist . However, the recession predicted during the referendum has not yet materialised.

The Most Successful X Factor Winners
The song became an instant hit, selling over 1,25 million copies and this in the UK alone, yes , she was the winner of X Factor. M ore recently, “That’s My Goal” reached an outstanding total of 1.12m copies and this just in the UK factor.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Shares Sold by New England Asset Management Inc
The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. St Johns Invest Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 32,456 shares or 0.8% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 65,928 shares.

Justice is served as new Judge Dredd figure preorders are now open
Despite the hefty price tag of $799.99, there is a 15% discount available for customers who pay in full or opt into a payment plan.

(AWI) Position; Financial Counselors Has Cut Its Schlumberger LTD (SLB) Position
Wellcome Ltd (The) As Trustee Of The Wellcome holds 2.79% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB ) for 2.50M shares. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.31% of the company's stock. 48 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes.

HTC U11 EYEs to be officially launched on January 15 in China
HTC usually brands the device with "Eye" if both the front and the rear camera setups are identical (e.g Desire Eye ). The chipset present in HTC U11 EYEs is an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 mobile platform which is a dated one.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.