It's not one of the oldest but most popularly known as the "Quiapo" church.
It is home to the "Black Nazarene", a much venerated statue of Jesus Christ which many people believe has miraculous attributes.
Inspired by Mexican Baroque edifice, it was burned down in 1928 and at present belongs to the Archdiocese of Manila.
Black nazarene is celebrated every 9th of January, this statue will be carried out by at least 50-100 people outside the church, where devotees would be waiting as thousands would pray for safety, peace of mind and mostly for health reasons.
Usually the guys would walk on barefoot the whole day, which symbolizes their devotion and strengthening their faith.
I was kind of disappointed when i was there, although you're free to take pictures outside, it was different once you're inside.
I was quickly approached by a security staff who told me that picture taking isn't allowed unless i have a permit.
Which i have to clearly state my reasons as to why i want take photos inside the church. I wasn't even carrying a hi-tech camera or a dlsr...
I have visited quite a lot of churches in my lifetime but never have i imagined that in this very common and everyday church scenario.
The rules implemented can be very strict and personally, i find it the situation to be very killjoy!
But who am i to complain right?
Anyways, i still manage to take a peek inside, it's a pity, a church with all its history and beauty but only a few of us can see.
see more skies! this friday!
ps: might run short of posting onwards, work can really be busy these days,
but still glad that you guys could drop by and comment! ^0^