Sunday, October 23, 2011

The History of Quiapo Church

Quiapo Church is also known as Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene. It is one of the most popular churches in the Philippines.  The Black Nazarene is a much adored statue of Jesus Christ that makes people believes of the miraculous attributes.It was made in Nipa and Bambo and built by the Franciscan Missionaries. The Quiapo Church founded by San Pedro Bautista, the image is located at the side niches of the church. Bishop Hernando Antiporda,
appointed parish priest, was brutally murdered together with parish priest Rev. Fr. Raymundo Costales, his assistant parish priest, in 1975 and it was believed that the robbery is the motive of the crime.

Msgr. Jose Abriol, Architect Jose Ma. Zaragoza and Engr. Eduardo Santiago - the three person who worked hard to the parish church and the national shrine to provide the needs of the churchgoer.

Cardinal Sin blessed the church on September 28, 1987 and it was declared as the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene which the annual procession is held on January, honoring the Black Nazarene. Millions of devotes were participated yearly. Numerous of people who are sick come to the event to see the Black Nazarene hoping that they will have a chance to get cure.


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