Rappler's latest stories on Holy Week in the Philippines
'For many, this is an Easter of solitude lived amid the sorrow and hardship that the pandemic is causing, from physical suffering to economic difficulties,' the Pope says inside the cavernous but near empty Saint Paul's Cathedral
Bookmark this page to watch the live online Mass led by Pope Francis at 5 pm, Manila time, on Easter Sunday
From drive-by processions to photos of parishioners taped on church pews, here is how Filipinos celebrated Easter in the time of COVID-19
We can rebuild from the ruins. We can rebuild with one another.
We can surely speak of Easter even in the midst of this crisis, but dare we not speak of Easter if this pandemic does not change us
We participate in Christ's resurrection if we desire not just to be saved from COVID-19 but to help in saving people from this disease
Bookmark this page to watch the live online Easter Vigil Mass with Fr Jett Villarin, SJ, at 8 pm on Saturday
For those who have faith, death is not the end of life but marks the beginning of another journey. It is when life is transformed, and all of life’s sorrows are converted into a passage into another realm.
John Maeson Navarro creates the statues displayed in their barangay in Abra
Bookmark this page to watch the live online Good Friday service with Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at 9 pm
Beyond this pandemic and unto life everlasting, may our only regret and sadness be that we have not loved enough
Bookmark this page to watch the live online Celebration of the Lord's Passion with Archbishop Socrates Villegas at 2 pm on Good Friday
This Holy Week, what used to be done inside jam-packed churches have been brought out into the empty streets
We are called by God to uphold justice and protect the least, the last, and the lost during this time of crisis
Bishop Pablo Virgilio David draws Holy Week reflections from a recent Rappler report about a COVID-19 frontliner who herself contracted the dreaded disease
There is goodness everywhere now even in the middle of great sadness. And there is so much faith and full dependence on the One who sees everything.
The local tourism industry's losses amount to around P375 million for the month of April, an estimate based only on the economy above ground. A big chunk of tourism revenue is an underground economy.
Bookmark this page to watch the live online Mass with Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David at 5 pm on Maundy Thursday
This quarantine invites us to celebrate Passover as God originally commanded it. Stay inside. Let God be God as He passes by.
'Apo Lakay, espalen na kami!' Ilocos Sur residents beg the Señor Santo Cristo Milagroso de Sinait, or 'Apo Lakay', for the same miracle he brought the province 400 years ago
Keep up with your Holy Week traditions from the safety of your own home
Let us not focus on the suffering, but on what we can do to alleviate it
Today, we are challenged by John in his letter: 'We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another'
For Catholics observing Lent, here are a few seafood options to consider for the Holy Week
We cannot and must not escape this reality of uncertainty. We have to face it, pray over it, and wrestle with it – and perhaps let go of the need to know why.
It was like God was telling me: 'Kirk, you guys claim that your business is about me, that everything you do is for me. Put your money where your mouth is.'
It is clearly not the powerful and influential in society that we must attend to but those who are weak and vulnerable
Check out the list of store hours for certain areas in Visayas and Mindanao
The Bible offers comforting answers to questions we have in this time of global pandemic
'Let it be a statement of hope: There is going to be new life, new creation, after COVID-19,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David
Proclaim our coming victory over this pandemic, a victory only possible if we don't give up on ourselves, if we don't give up on each other, if we don't give up on God
‘There is still the Holy Week but we celebrate it differently, and hopefully, more deeply,’ says Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Manila
Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Palm Sunday 2020
Even if we are isolated, thought and spirit can go far with the creativity of love. This is what we need today: the creativity of love.
St Pauls Philippines takes the faithful through the Way of the Cross in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur
A spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle, gives us a piece of advice to overcome negative emotions: Live in the now
We must have the courage to declare with hope: We are Christians. We believe in happy endings. If it’s not yet happy, then it’s not yet the end.
Good Friday may have come too soon for us, but in hope we will experience Easter
Payment of holiday pay for April 9, 10, and 11 can be deferred until 'the normal operations of the establishment [are] in place'
The bishops' conference releases additional guidelines for Lenten season amid COVID-19 epidemic, including no touching of the cross
Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle warns against the 'more attractive' tendency to follow the high and mighty
Here are some tips from EcoWaste Coalition on observing an eco-friendly Holy Week this year
Here are the dates and areas where heavy traffic buildup is expected during this year's observance of Holy Week
The Battle of the Morions, or Moryonan, aims to encourage towns and schools to train the new generation in making morions and costumes
'Tiyak pong magwawagi tayo sa kasamaan at magwawakas ang umiiral na kadiliman sa ating bayan,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima on Easter 2018
Filipinos traditionally observe the Salubong through a dawn procession that ends in front of the church, with the statues of Jesus and Mary 'meeting' on Easter
Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)
Here is the set of readings in Catholic churches around the world for Easter Vigil 2018