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IN VIDEOS: The colorful Feast of the Black Nazarene 2019

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:28 AM

Go micro, and dive into the sea of people, through the videos produced by Rappler's Nazareno 2019 coverage team

DUNGAW. The image of the Black Nazarene is brought outside San Sebastian Church to 'meet' his mother, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, for the traditional 'Dungaw' as part of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church after 21 hours

Jan 10, 2019 - 2:23 AM

The image of the Black Nazarene returns to the Quiapo Church at around 2:21 am on Thursday, January 10

NAZARENO 2019. Devotees raise their hands in prayer in front of the San Sebastian Church during the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Black Nazarene arriving at Quiapo Church

Jan 10, 2019 - 2:03 AM

(UPDATED) Watch as the annual Traslacion of the image of the Black Nazarene begins at Quirino Grandstand and ends at Quiapo Church

During Traslacion, a day’s work is fuelled by devotion

Jan 10, 2019 - 12:00 AM

The Feast of the Black Nazarene is the one day they could sell the whole day in the streets of Quiapo

WORK AND DEVOTION. For most vendors, work and devotion go together during the Feast of the Black Nazarene.

IN PHOTOS: Traslacion 2019 across the Philippines

Jan 09, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Unlike in Manila where devotees push and pull to climb the Andas, in Cagayan de Oro no one is allowed to reach the image of the Nazarene

DEVOTION. Catholic faithfuls join the traslacion of the Black Nazarene from the Saint Augustine Cathedral to the Nazareno Parish in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo courtesy of Rhoel Condeza

Meet the men who form the 'human bridge' of Traslacion

Jan 09, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Dozens of devotees offer their shoulders, knees, and backs as platforms for others to cross to and from the Quiapo Church during the 2019 Feast of the Black Nazarene

'HUMAN BRIDGE.' Devotees offer their backs, shoulders, and knees to help passersby switch sides along Quezon Boulevard, the busiest road during the Traslacion. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

WATCH: Walking towards Mary and Jesus during Traslacion

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Devotees cross crowded streets where each step is another chance to receive blessings from blessed replicas of the statue

MOVING FORWARD. Devotees cross crowded streets to reach San Sebastian Church for the "Dungaw". Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

WATCH: Surviving the busiest road in the PH during Traslacion

Jan 09, 2019 - 6:40 PM

How do devotees survive the most congested road in the Philippines during the Feast of the Black Nazarene? Faith.

BUSIEST TRASLACION ROAD. Quezon Boulevard is swamped with devotees for Nazareno 2019. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Waiting for Nazareno: The mood in a sea of people

Jan 09, 2019 - 6:28 PM

It's more fun on the ground – sun, sweat, and sore feet notwithstanding

IN PHOTOS: First 12 hours of Traslacion 2019

Jan 09, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Based on previous years, the procession is expected to last about 20 hours, culminating in the image entering Quiapo Church to the cheers of thousands of devotees

Photo by Jire Carreon

Devotion or fanaticism? Why devotees sacrifice for Black Nazarene

Jan 09, 2019 - 12:56 PM

The risks are high, but why does the Catholic faithful remain steadfast in its devotion?

WATCH: Why Coco Martin is a devotee of the Black Nazarene

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:49 AM

The actor is one of the speakers at the Quirino Grandstand a few hours before the Traslacion

DEVOTEE. Coco Martin speaks before Black Nazarene devotees ahead of Traslacion 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva

Traslacion 2019 begins as Tagle defends devotees

Jan 09, 2019 - 5:34 AM

The image of the Black Nazarene started moving out of the Quirino Grandstand at around 5:03 am on Wednesday

Hijos de Nazareno Bring the image of the Black Nazarene to the carriage, commonly called “Andas.” Photo by Angie de Silva

Cardinal Tagle defends Nazareno devotees vs 'fanatic' tag

Jan 09, 2019 - 1:43 AM

'Ang tunay na deboto ay nagmamahal,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in his homily on the 2019 Feast of the Black Nazarene

TRUE DEVOTION. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, says, unlike fanaticism, there is true love in a devotee. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Security tightened on eve of Traslacion of Nazareno 2019

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:53 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard doubles its efforts to secure all waterways in Manila for the feast of the Black Nazarene

ON ALERT. A PCG Special Ops personnel watches over the waters of Pasig River. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Things to know about the Feast of the Black Nazarene

Jan 08, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The yearly feast is expected to gather millions of devotees in the country’s historic capital

Devotees at the blessing of replicas. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cops, volunteers among first to join 'Pahalik' for Nazareno 2019

Jan 08, 2019 - 12:42 PM

'Sana'y lahat tayo may pagkakataon upang mapalapit up, close, and personal sa Panginoong Hesukristo,' says Quiapo Church rector Monsignor Hernando Coronel

'PAHALIK.' A policeman touches and puts his forehead on a foot of the Black Nazarene image during the traditional 'Pahalik' on January 8, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Black Nazarene devotees seek blessings during procession of replicas

Jan 07, 2019 - 11:09 PM

Devotees pray for health, stability, and renewed hope for the coming year

PARADE. Devotees crowd outside the Quiapo church for the procession of replicas of the Black Nazarene image. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands bless replicas of Black Nazarene statue

Jan 07, 2019 - 7:21 PM

The blessing of Black Nazarene replicas is carried out in advance as devotees and priests will be unable to do so on the feast day itself

BLESSING. A young girl is showered with holy water as priests bless replicas of the Black Nazarene statue. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIST: Banned items, activities during Nazareno 2019

Jan 07, 2019 - 8:36 AM

Take note! Here are the prohibited items and activities for the Feast of the Black Nazarene 2019

NAZARENO BANS. The Manila Police District lists prohibited and discouraged activities and items during the week of the Feast of the Black Nazarene in 2019. Graphic by Ernest Fiestan

Cagayan de Oro ready to celebrate 10th Black Nazarene traslacion

Jan 05, 2019 - 9:00 AM

CDO beefs up security for city's own orderly version of the Black Nazarene's traslacion

BEFORE SUNRISE. The statue used in the CDO Traslacion contains portions from the original Black Nazarene. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

SCHEDULE: Nazareno 2019 activities

Jan 04, 2019 - 8:58 PM

The theme of Traslacion 2019 is: 'Deboto ng Poong Hesus Nazareno, Hinirang at pinili upang maging lingkod Niya'

Photo by Angie de Silva

Pray for Duterte, says Quiapo priest ahead of Nazareno 2019

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Quiapo Church rector Monsignor Hernando Coronel stresses that the Black Nazarene 'is for real,' as President Rodrigo Duterte questions the suffering Christ

BLACK NAZAREN. Quiapo Church rector Monsignor Hernando Coronel (2nd from left) addresses journalists in a media briefing on January 3, 2019, ahead of the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands join Black Nazarene thanksgiving procession

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:21 AM

The procession marks the start of the 9-day novena mass for the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2019

Black Nazarene thanksgiving procession. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: April 28-May 4, 2018

May 05, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BIRTHDAY SUIT. A photo posted by TV host Troy Montero on his Instagram on May 2, 2018, shows him with long time partner Aubrey Miles enjoy the beach while posing naked in Coron, Palawan. Photo from Instagram.com/troymontero

The week in photos: January 6-12, 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:07 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Participants in the 17th Annual "No Pants Subway Ride" wait for a New York City subway train on January 7, 2018 in New York. The "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal of which is for riders ride the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants while keeping a straight face. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Ex-jail official dies during Traslacion of Nazareno 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The Manila Police District initially said that they did not monitor or record fatalities from the popular religious event

CASUALTY. A former jail guard was the lone death reported so far in the Traslacion of the Black Nazarene 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Devotees leave 15 trucks of garbage after Nazareno 2018 procession

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:49 PM

Collected trash were mostly plastic water bottles, styrofoam food containers, and carton boxes among others

Huge file of garbage were left by devotees along Quezon Blvd near the Quiapo church after the Translacion

Nazareno 2018, Calida on SC, Foreign terrorists in PH | Midday wRap

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:49 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

LOOK: Stars join Black Nazarene procession

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Coco Martin, Melai Cantiveros, and Jason Francisco are among those who have gone to the Quirino Grandstand during the mass before the procession starts

Over 6 million join Nazareno 2018 procession – MPD

Jan 10, 2018 - 6:17 AM

Manila Police District chief Joel Coronel says the thick crowds contributed to the slow movement of the image of the Black Nazarene in 2018

FILLED. Devotees by the thousands try to come near the image of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Zero fatalities, hundreds injured in Nazareno 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 3:37 AM

(UPDATED) Hundreds are injured but quickly assisted by government agencies and volunteers

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nazareno returns to Quiapo Church after 22 hours

Jan 10, 2018 - 3:08 AM

(UPDATED) The image of the Black Nazarene reaches Quiapo Church at around 3:05 am Wednesday, January 10

After more than 22 hours the image of the Black Nazarene returns to Quiapo Church

LIVE: 2018 Feast of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:59 AM

Your go-to page for Rappler's livestream of Nazareno 2018 events

TRASLACION. Devotees try to get near the carriage carrying the image of Jesus of the Black Nazarene as the annual Traslacion starts at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The Quiapo fiesta

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:32 PM

A Quiapo Traslacion fiesta is nothing special, unless you factor in the devotion

THE REPLICAS. Replicas everywhere if you can't get near the andas.

Why teenagers join the Nazareno procession

Jan 09, 2018 - 9:32 PM

To keep traditions, realize dreams, and hope for miracles

TRADITION. Jerome Dalumpines (2nd from the left) goes through the crowd in Quiapo with his friends. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

PANOORIN: Mga pamilyang deboto, kumpleto sa Nazareno 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Isinama ng mga magulang na deboto ang kanilang mga anak sa Pista ng Nazareno

PANOORIN: Pag-uumapaw ng debosyon sa Nazareno

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Kahit mga pari, hirap pa ring maintindihan ang debosyon sa Poong Nazareno

NAZARENO DEVOTION. Devotees scramble to touch the rope pulling the carriage of the Black Nazarene in Binondo, Manila, on January 9, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

WATCH: Sea of Nazareno devotees in Traslacion 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Up to 280,000 devotees join the annual procession of the Black Nazarene, called the Traslacion, as they scramble to touch the image they believe to be miraculous

SEA OF DEVOTEES. Thousands of Filipinos turned Binondo into a sea of devotees on January 9, 2018, as they scramble to touch the miraculous image of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PANOORIN: Nazareno prayer stations, sinimulan sa Traslacion 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Layunin ng Quiapo Church na pagyamanin ang pananampalataya ng mga deboto ng Itim na Nazareno

NEW FEATURE. Quiapo Church introduces prayer stations for the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2018. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Traslacion 2018 begins amid call for disaster aid

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:54 AM

The annual procession begins at around 5:40 am on January 9

TRASLACION 2018. The image of the Black Nazarene makes its way out of the Quirino Grandstand at 5:40 am on January 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nazareno 2018: Cardinal Tagle warns vs 'huwad na daan'

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:37 AM

'Ang tunay na tao, hindi nagdidiyos-diyosan,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in the Midnight Mass ahead of Traslacion 2018

 Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

At least 120,000 attend Nazareno 2018 midnight Mass

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:01 AM

The crowd is expected to reach millions once the traslacion of the Black Nazarene begins

CROWDED. Devotees attend the midnight mass at the Quirino Grandstand which opens the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Remember Marawi, typhoon victims on Nazareno 2018 – Tagle

Jan 09, 2018 - 1:26 AM

'Huwag panghinaan ng loob dahil merong nakikipaglakbay sa atin – si Hesus, kasama natin sa mga traslacion ng ating buhay,' Cardinal Tagle says

HOMILIST. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Globe, Smart to shut down signals in areas of Manila for Nazareno 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 10:07 PM

The network giants do not say what time they will resume normal operations

NO SIGNAL. Devotees converged around Quiapo Church in Manila for the Thanksgiving Procession ahead of the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9. Photo by Maria Tan

PANOORIN: Ano ang ginagawa ng Quiapo Church laban sa patayan?

Jan 08, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Ipinaliwanag ng Quiapo Church rector ang mga programa ng simbahan para sa drug rehabilitation at pagtulong sa mga pamilya ng EJK victims

NAZARENE FEAST. A replica of the image of the Black Nazarene is seen on top of a jeepney on January 7, 2018, in a replica procession ahead of the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Pahalik': The less tiring path to a Nazareno prayer come true

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The Pahalik is a tradition perhaps as old as the practice of touching the image of the Black Nazarene

HOLY KISS. Devotees reach for the foot of the dark-skinned Jesus and plant their prayer with a kiss. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] The contradictions of the Black Nazarene

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:00 AM

At its core, the devotion to the Black Nazarene is a desire for better things. And so is it still surprising that its most fervent followers are the urban poor?

Simplest of prayers flood Quiapo for Nazareno 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:45 AM

'Sana po maging mataas 'yung score ko po sa school,' says an 8-year-old girl, while others pray for good health, as a replica procession kicks off Nazareno 2018

PURE HEARTS. Children join the annual procession of replicas of the Black Nazarene image around Quiapo Church on January 7, 2017, two days before the feast of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler