MANILA, Philippines – The “translacion” started 3 centuries ago. It is the re-enactment of the transfer of the Black Nazarene from one church to another– a journey that not only celebrates the day the church acquired the image, but Christ’s agony on the road to Calvary. Today, the tradition endures, reminding devotees that Christ suffered and that beyond suffering, there is hope.
Daniel Rudin, a documentary filmmaker working with Rappler as a Luce Scholar talks to a devotee, Waldo Dy, who explains why he identifies with the Black Nazarene. – Rappler.com