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IN PHOTOS: Good Friday 2021 in Metro Manila under lockdown

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IN PHOTOS: Good Friday 2021 in Metro Manila under lockdown

TRADITION. Good Friday continues in the Church of the Holy Sacrifice at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, as well as other churches across the country, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Despite empty churches, Catholic priests hold Good Friday services as Metro Manila is under lockdown for the second Holy Week in a row

Filipinos in Metro Manila observed Good Friday on April 2 for the second time under COVID-19 lockdown, as coronavirus cases surge in the nation’s capital. 

Despite empty churches, Catholic priests in Metro Manila held religious services, called the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, at 3 pm on Good Friday – the hour when Christ died.

A few Catholics opted to pray outside church buildings such as the iconic Quiapo Church, however, even as it was relatively quieter than previous Holy Week observances.

Check out the photos of Good Friday in Metro Manila this year.

Parish priest Father Bong Tupino honors the cross of Christ during the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion inside the Church of the Holy Sacrifice at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, on Good Friday, April 2, 2021.
Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler
The Santo Entierro, the image of Christ in a tomb, is brought in procession inside the Church of the Holy Sacrifice at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, on Good Friday, April 2, 2021.
Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler
A Filipino Catholic performs self-flagellation outside a church on Good Friday, April 2, 2021, in a ritual performed by a few Catholics but discouraged by the Catholic Church.
Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Reuters
Not even the most fervent devotees can get close to the iconic Quiapo Church on Good Friday, April 2, 2021.
Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler
Devotees of the Black Nazarene pray outside the closed Quiapo Church in Manila on Good Friday, April 2, 2021.
Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler
The COVID-19 pandemic can’t stop devotees from fulfilling their devotion to the Black Nazarene.
Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

– Rappler.com