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READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 24, 2019

Dec 24, 2019 - 5:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 9

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 23, 2019

Dec 23, 2019 - 5:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 8

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 22, 2019

Dec 22, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 7

Simbang Gabi in Cebu: ‘Why are killings okay?’

Dec 21, 2019 - 8:36 AM

'If you don’t believe in human rights, you might as well not celebrate Christmas,' Father Ramon Echica tells churchgoers on the 6th day of Simbang Gabi

KILLINGS. Cebu City has seen a rise in killings since 2018. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 21, 2019

Dec 21, 2019 - 6:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 6

CCP to hold Misa de Aguinaldo 2019

Dec 20, 2019 - 4:29 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The CCP will hold the Misa de Aguinaldo on Tuesday, December 24, at the CCP Main Theater

Christmas Eve Mass CCP. Photo by CCP

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 20, 2019

Dec 20, 2019 - 7:11 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 5

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 19, 2019

Dec 19, 2019 - 5:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 4

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 18, 2019

Dec 18, 2019 - 5:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 3

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 17, 2019

Dec 17, 2019 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 2

Legazpi bishop leads Simbang Gabi: See God's image in IPs

Dec 16, 2019 - 10:52 PM

Bishop Joel Baylon urges the parishioners of Albay to stand up for indigenous peoples in need, especially those affected by Typhoon Tisoy

SIMBANG GABI. Catholics thronged the St Gregory the Great Cathedral on the first night of Simbang Gabi. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

WATCH: Simbang Gabi 2019

Dec 16, 2019 - 8:29 PM

Rappler brings you the 9 days of Simbang Gabi – live, on video – from different churches around the Philippines

First day of Simbang Gabi at the National Shrine of Mother of Perpetual Help aka Baclaran Church. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle hits materialism, fake news on Simbang Gabi

Dec 16, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Jesus needs real witnesses, not fake news makers, says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the first day of the traditional Simbang Gabi at the Manila Cathedral on December 16, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 16, 2019

Dec 16, 2019 - 9:24 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 1

Pope Francis leads Simbang Gabi: ‘Be smugglers of faith’

Dec 16, 2019 - 8:02 AM

The Simbang Gabi has already been held 4 times in Saint Peter’s Basilica, but it is the first time that a Pope presided over a Simbang Gabi

POPE FRANCIS. Pope Francis (C) celebrates a mass for the Filipino community on December 15, 2019 at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

LIST: Simbang Gabi schedules across the Philippines for 2019

Dec 14, 2019 - 6:14 PM

Rappler compiles the Simbang Gabi schedules in key churches and chapels – including those in shopping malls – across the country

Thousands flock the Saint Joseph Parish church in Las Piñas City in the early morning hours of December 16, 2018, as the traditional "Simbang Gabi" starts. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Pope Francis to lead Aguinaldo Mass in Rome on December 15

Dec 07, 2019 - 10:32 AM

It will be first time for Pope Francis to lead the Aguinaldo Mass at St Peter's Basilica

POPE FRANCIS. Pope Francis speaks as he celebrates a mass on October 6, 2019 at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, for the opening of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region. Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 24, 2018

Dec 24, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 9

On waiting: A Simbang Gabi homily

Dec 23, 2018 - 1:07 PM

Hindi ka iiwan sa ere ng Panginoon. Hindi paasa ang Panginoon.

WATCH: Simbang Gabi 2018

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:51 AM

Rappler brings you the 9 days of Simbang Gabi – live, on video – from different churches around the Philippines and around the world

SIMBANG GABI. Filipinos prepare for Christmas through 9 days of dawn or evening Masses called Simbang Gabi. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 23, 2018

Dec 23, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 8

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 22, 2018

Dec 22, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 7

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 21, 2018

Dec 21, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 6

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 20, 2018

Dec 20, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 5

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 19, 2018

Dec 19, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 4

Malacañang reacts to Cardinal Tagle homily: Duterte not a bully

Dec 18, 2018 - 12:24 PM

Malacañang insists that the Chief Executive 'doesn't bully people'

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to announce his 'personally crafted' position on the diplomatic crisis between Kuwait and the Philippines. Malacañang photo

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 18, 2018

Dec 18, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 3

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 17, 2018

Dec 17, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 2

On 1st Simbang Gabi, Cardinal Tagle hits abuse of power

Dec 16, 2018 - 2:55 PM

'Do not bully anyone,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on the first day of the Philippines' traditional Simbang Gabi

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle officiated the first dawn mass or Misa de Gallo at the Manila Cathedral. December 16, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands flock to churches for Simbang Gabi 2018

Dec 16, 2018 - 10:27 AM

'Kung tayo'y magagalak, magalak sa Panginoon,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as he leads the traditional Simbang Gabi

SIMBANG GABI. Thousands pack Saint Joseph Parish in Las Piñas City at dawn on December 16, 2018, as the traditional Simbang Gabi begins. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

READ: Gospel for Simbang Gabi - December 16, 2018

Dec 16, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Read in Tagalog and English the Mass readings and gospel for Simbang Gabi day 1

LIST: Simbang Gabi schedules across the Philippines for 2018

Dec 14, 2018 - 11:17 PM

Rappler compiles the Simbang Gabi schedules in key churches and chapels – including those in shopping malls – across the country

SIMBANG GABI. Baclaran Church is among hundreds of churches welcoming Catholics for the 9 days of Simbang Gabi this year. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: December 16-22, 2017

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:57 PM

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

A girl waits for her present next to a man dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas ceremony at the Palace of the National Military Club in Bucharest on December 21, 2017. Children of the Romanian Army army personnel, who were injured or died on duty, attended a children's show and received Christmas presents. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

What’s a classic Pinoy Christmas reunion like?

Dec 19, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Does yours involve karaoke and a lot of food?

Tagle leads Simbang Gabi, hits discrimination vs Muslims

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:06 AM

'Walang magandang nadudulot ang pagsisiraan na nauuwi sa pagkakahati-hati,' Cardinal Tagle says on the first Simbang Gabi this year

SIMBANG GABI. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle delivers the homily on the first Simbang Gabi on December 16, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LIST: Simbang Gabi schedules across the Philippines for 2017

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:23 PM

For Christmas this year, Rappler compiles the Simbang Gabi schedules in key churches and chapels – including those in shopping malls – across the country

SIMBANG GABI. Baclaran Church is among hundreds of churches welcoming Catholics for the 9 days of Simbang Gabi this year. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

How Filipinos celebrated Christmas in the Spanish era

Dec 24, 2016 - 5:00 PM

UPDATED Despite the Americanization of our Christmas celebration old practices and traditions from the Spanish colonial period remain with us to this day

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Dec 16, 2016 - 1:41 PM

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EDSA Simbang Gabi: 'Killings put to shame our Christian nation'

Dec 16, 2016 - 12:10 AM

No to Marcos burial is just one issue No to what kills the human spirit the democratic spirit to speak assert and express oneself this we must fight for says an activist priest at the start of the 9 day Christmas season mass

MISA DE GALLO. Anti-Marcos protesters culminated their series of rallies against the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani with an evening mass at the People Power Monument.

Simbang Gabi kicks off with Anti-Marcos mass at EDSA monument

Dec 15, 2016 - 11:40 AM

The anticipated Simbang Gabi is a call to prayer and faith Let us all join hands in praying for our country ’ says the Coalition Against the Marcos Burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

SIMBANG GABI. Anti-Marcos protesters are set to hold a public mass on December 15, 9PM at the People Power Monument to culminate their series of protests since the burial of the former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery.

'Bibingka, hamon, tsokolate': Enjoy Filipino food this Christmas!

Dec 23, 2014 - 7:11 PM

Continue celebrating Christmas the Pinoy way even if you re abroad with these classic Filipino Christmas recipes

HOLIDAY HAM. Noche Buenas would not be complete without hamonado.

Vegas Fil-Am Catholic priest on LGBTs: 'Who am I to judge?'

Dec 10, 2014 - 9:11 PM

Like Pope Francis Father Manny says he too gets pushback for including everyone in the divine embrace especially gays and lesbians

#SimbangGabi2014: Global mass schedules

Dec 03, 2014 - 8:13 PM

UPDATED Dec 3 11:54 pm Send your parishes SimbangGabi2014 schedule to Rappler Find out how in this story

Simbang Gabi: A child's prayer for Yolanda victims

Dec 16, 2013 - 10:40 PM

Typhoon Yolanda may have swept away thousands of people and flattened houses in Tacloban but it does not wash away a Christmas tradition

Simbang Gabi message: 'Contraception corrupts the soul'

Dec 17, 2012 - 12:00 AM

As lawmakers move forward with the controversial Reproductive Health bill RH bill the influential Catholic Bishop s Conference of the Philippines CBCP took a jab at it on the first of the 9 day series of Simbang Gabi Night Mass gathering

Explaining Christmas terms: A dad's attempt

Dec 15, 2012 - 3:54 PM

Santa is a Western Christmas concept The challenge my wife and I have is to keep them grounded on the traditions of our country without isolating them from how Christmas is celebrated in other ways

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS... Author Michael Yu's daughter, Kiara, perhaps thinking of a warmer Christmas. Photo by Michael Yu

10 Christmas party alternatives

Dec 12, 2012 - 11:01 AM

If you want Christmas to be different this year take on one of our 10 suggestions

SOMETHING DIFFERENT, SOMETHING NEW. Make this Christmas memorable not just for you but for others, too. Illustration by Emil Mercado/Rappler