Rappler's latest stories on Holy Week in the Philippines
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
Irate netizens document the litter left in Holy Week pilgrimage sites and vacation spots
'Papayagan ba natin ipako sa krus si Hesus? O baka meron tayong ibang poprotektahan na hari? Ano 'yung hari na isasalba natin?'
Our favorite celebs take time off in places near and far this Holy Week 2018
The tandem are among the most sought-after carvers in the region
Catholics line up to kiss the feet of the image of Jesus Christ on the cross during the Good Friday service led by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
Lord, do you not care? Why are you not doing anything to help us? Why are you not saying anything if only to assure us? Why are you not doing anything to stop the killings and the stealing and the vulgarity?
Here is the set of readings in Catholic churches around the world for Good Friday 2018
Our religious observance becomes totally contradictory to what they were supposed to be. I have thought of these questions for a long time now: How can millions of Catholics piously kneel and venerate the cross on Good Friday and at the same time approve that addicts must die because they are a threat to the whole country?
The Vigan Conservation Complex has a booth for ‘pasyon’ sing-along, except it’s open only on request. Still, the city continues with its century-old Holy Week traditions.
Penitents wear morions – these are masks depicting the faces of Roman centurions. They are called by locals as 'Moriones.'
On Maundy Thursday, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says Catholics are 'not called and consecrated to bring fake news, only Good News, especially through the integrity of our lives'
Have we forgotten that the Eucharist was really for him (and for the potential Judases that we all can turn into)?
The rush to go to the provinces results in up to 3 hours of waiting in bus terminals
Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Maundy Thursday 2018
Kapag ang relihiyon sa atin ay naging ritwal na lang; kapag ito'y parang obligasyon na lang na wala nang epekto sa buhay, pag-iisip at pag-uugali ng tao, para itong templong wala nang apoy
From crucifixion rites to the Easter egg hunt adopted from Western countries, the Catholic faithful in the Philippines observe practices and traditions in observing Holy Week
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This Holy Week, the Morions of Marinduque fulfill their vows to show their gratitude to God through the Moriones Festival
Know the story behind the origins of this Catholic act of devotion that commemorates the passion and death of Jesus Christ
Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Holy Wednesday 2018
Let us never allow ourselves to be motivated by anger or hatred, resentment, revenge, or the instinct to retaliate or return evil for evil
Inaasahan ko nang maraming maglalagay ng #BisitaIglesia sa kanikanilang status, kasunod ang #blessed o #saved o #amen.... At palagay ko, wala namang masama rito. Ano ba naman kung isabay ang pagliliwaliw sa pamamanata?
I think that cutting down is done in order to make a little more room in our hearts for one another, and also maybe a little more room for God
The Marawi priest rescued from the Maute Group, and the parents of Joanna Demafelis – the OFW found dead in a freezer in Kuwait – will join the Washing of the Feet ritual led by Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday
Visita Iglesia, the Holy Week practice of visiting and praying in at least 7 churches, was introduced to the Philippines by Augustinian missionaries in the 1560s
Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Holy Tuesday 2018
Every year thousands of Filipinos mark Holy Week by marching in the processions
Be happy this week. Resist that gloomy sad face. That does not lead to holiness.
In the town of Baliuag in Bulacan, Good Friday is more festive than Christmas
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Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Holy Monday 2018
'Sa panahon natin ngayon, kay dami-raming sumusunod sa mga hari na ang ginagamit ay dahas, armas, pananakot – kapos na kapos sa pag-unawa at pakikiisa sa mga mahihina'
For Fr Flavie Villanueva, a former drug user, faith is one of the reasons why he was able to get out of the vicious cycle of addiction
Are you still a Christian with firm convictions, or have we become so deeply compromised that we are no longer sure on which we stand?
For those who are Bicol-bound this Holy Week, here are tourist destinations that also serve as venue for Stations of the Cross and other traditions
'Tinatanong tayo ni Pilato: Sino ang pipiliin ninyo – ang mga Barabas ng panahon ngayon, o si Hesus, ang Hari?' says Cardinal Tagle as Holy Week 2018 begins
Cardinal Tagle leads the blessing of palm fronds (palaspas) outside the Manila Cathedral, while the same ritual takes place in other Philippine churches
The President also calls on Filipinos to unite in building an 'inclusive nation where everyone can enjoy a decent and comfortable life'
Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Palm Sunday 2018
Can we go to the beach during Holy Week? If it will help you love like Jesus, yes, you can. But if it will distract you from the story of His love, please don't.
Here are the expected dates and areas of heavy traffic buildup during this year's Holy Week
In different parts of the country, some people can be seen near churches, busy adorning palm fronds ahead of Palm Sunday
Malacañang says there are additional deployments in places of convergence such as transport terminals, churches, malls, and other public recreation areas