Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Catholic Faith in Zamboanga

One of the modern churches in Zamboanga is the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. From the outside, minus the crucifix, you would think of it as a hotel. The form of the church is actually shaped like a crucifix.
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We entered the church by the ground floor and we were quite surprise of how small it was. We thought of it as a chapel.

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Various saints stood by the walls of the church.
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Outside the chapel at the ground floor is a place for baptism.
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Good thing our curiousity was working at top notch, we decided to come up through the winding stairways and we found ourselves at the main church. A crucified Christ welcomes devotees in the main church at the second floor.
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In the center of the church is a tainted glass shaped like a candle which is much appropriate to its patron.
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I further went up to the 3rd floor which has an overlooking view of the church below it. I think the choir sings their heart our at the 3rd floor. Also at the third floor is a good opportunity to appreciate the design of the tainted glass visible from the exterior of the church.
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The catholic faith is evidently strong in Zamboanga. The cathedral is just one of the many edifices that uphold true of this premise.

Note:  If you want to hear Chabacano mass, attend one at the Cathedral. =P

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Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Zamboanga City

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