Rappler's latest stories on Holy Week practices
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
This Holy Week, the Morions of Marinduque fulfill their vows to show their gratitude to God through the Moriones Festival
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
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
Every year thousands of Filipinos mark Holy Week by marching in the processions
In the town of Baliuag in Bulacan, Good Friday is more festive than Christmas
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?
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.
The Good Friday rites at San Pedro Cutud culminate with the most brutal re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
Meet Bernardo, a 40 year-old construction worker who has been participating in the bloody Lenten rites for almost half of his life
In Pampanga, Lenten atonement takes a bloody turn – year after year
With the remembrance of Jesus’ Crucifixion on Good Friday let’s take a look at the cross as a brutal method of capital punishment