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Philippines holds bloody crucifixions, whippings on Good Friday
Some go to extreme lengths to atone for sins or seek divine intervention in rituals frowned on by the Church
Photos: Women ‘Roman soldiers’ arrest, crucify Jesus on Philippine island
Participation in the Lenten festival has become a religious vow for residents -- men and women
Should you blindly follow those Holy Week traditions?
Do we need to scourge our backs until they bleed to show atonement for our sins?
Holy Thursday Photos: Chrism Mass and renewal of priestly vows in...
During the Chrism Mass, priests gather as a sign of unity with the bishop and brotherhood among the clergy
Activists hold ‘Calvary’ procession in Manila’s streets to demand housing for...
The street play carried the theme “Calvary of the Poor 2023: Recognize the People’s Plan, Option for Housing for the Poor”
Extreme expressions of Filipino faith
“We are doubtful that these are real expressions of Christian faith,” read a 2015 statement of the Catholic bishops’ conference
How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week 2023
A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary, and all the saints
Photos: Holy Week in the Philippines: ‘Pabása ng Pasyón’
The “Pabása ng Pasyón,” literally the “Reading of the Passion,” is a Catholic devotion in the Philippines and is popular during the Holy Week
Survey says most Filipino Catholics perform religious obligations during Holy Week
Fasting was most difficult for 26 percent while 10 percent said almsgiving was difficult, and three percent said both abstinence and prayer
People’s display of piety, tradition keep Philippines’ Holy Week observance alive
Holy Week observance in the Philippines is a display of piety and popular religiosity anchored in the people’s faith in God