More articles about: holy week

 
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'To the Higher Power I pray because I know I have committed, in fact, the seven most serious. I am truly rich, but I am also human.'
No, no, no—I am not on a secret island somewhere in the Atlantic right now. I am not sipping a tall tumbler of watermelon sangria, while silently booing the taut bodies of 20-somethings. I am not doing all those things because it ...
 
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Perfect for a sudden road trip.
Tagaytay City in Cavite is often top-of-mind for a spur-of-the-moment getaway. Just a couple of hours away from the Metro, it boasts a stunning view of Taal Lake and chilly weather that make you feel you’re actually in a far away, sleepy ...
 
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Know what's open this Holy Week.
The city tends to be quieter during the Holy Week, with people coming home to their families and establishments closing earlier than usual. Malls in and around the Metro will also be adjusting their schedules, so if you're looking to get some ...
 
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The Philippines' oldest churches were built in the 1600s.
The oldest churches in the Philippines are a symbol of the country’s colonial past. Their sturdy stone walls and ornate altars talk about centuries of worship, veneration, wars, and deaths.As a Catholic country, it is not surprising that the country has a number ...
 
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Holy Week in the Philippines, especially in the provinces, is full of Christ-like imagery.
Holy Week in the Philippines is always an astounding sight: Our streets and roads, especially in the provinces of Central Luzon, are crammed with processions of both saints and sinners. Lifelike, richly dressed  figures of wooden and ivory saints, borne on brightly ...
 
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The realizations of someone who has experienced opposite ends of religious fervor.
So I have this Truly Rich Friend, Mi-mi Moo, who, in the last three years has not kept up with her religious duties, most especially during Lent and specifically during its culmination, Holy Week.Like most Truly Rich Families, she had an extremely ...
 
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Book that flight, stat!
In case you've been living under the rock, the coolest place to be in this summer is Siargao. The island located in Mindanao is the new It destination in the country and it's brimming with lush nature. Don't believe us? Just ask ...
 
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Why adding this stop to your Boracay trip is worth it (and why it might even give you some peace and quiet).
If you find yourself accidentally elbowing somebody along one of Boracay’s stations while trying to soak in that famous sunset, know that you could have enjoyed the same view, the same fine, white sand, on another nearby beach without the competition. Romblon ...
 
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These places are open to serve you!
Holy Week* is one of those rare times of the year where the entire metro is silent, with most restaurants and malls choosing to close for these few days and get some well-deserved break from the daily grind. Even so, if you ...
 
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Stuck in the metro? We’ve compiled beautiful Airbnb listings you can find solace in, minus the toll fees and highway traffic.
There are three kinds of Metro Manila residents during Holy Week: the observant, who use the time to reflect and pray; the out-of-towner, who flees the city for the long weekend; and the staycationer, whose numbers have grown in the past few ...
 
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Here's how Pope Francis would advise you on your everyday problems.
Pope Francis is many things to the Catholic Church; he is, at all times, a leader, a teacher, a father, a friend, a revolutionary, and a scholar. Above all else, however, the Pope is a philosopher, studying the Bible and his lifetime ...
 
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Finish these five books in four days.
There’s more than one way to go about one’s reading in the four glorious non-working days we have been blessed with for being a predominantly Catholic nation. There is, of course, the default of immersing oneself in spirituality and the sacred; I ...
 
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Chances are, it is one of the best islands to run away to.
The producers of the international hit reality TV show Survivor were on to something when they set their sights to the islands of Caramoan as their backdrop for one season of the popular physical and mental game of survival. Pristine white beaches, crystal clear blue water, ...
 
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Okay…okay…NOPE NOPE NOPE.
.Holy Week means a nice, relaxing long weekend—and long weekends mean overlooking your own existence while binge-watching movies and scarfing down instant noodles. And if you’re a masochist who would like to take advantage of the eerily solemn ambience of the occasion to make ...
 
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Patience, tolerance, politeness, and good manners always work.
You've experienced it before: You get to church 15 minutes early, make sure you are properly settled, and wait for the Mass or service to start. Then, a family arrives with kids bursting with joy, and decides to sit right next to ...
 
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Take a dip...then a photo.
Ah, summer. Though in our year-round tropical climes it's perfectly acceptable to hit the beach absolutely anytime, there's really nothing like the charm of the season to get you in the mood for a swim. Your feed's also starting to itch for ...
 
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Consider this a mini vacation.
No need to leave the city to make the most of your Holy Week vacation. Enjoy the rare serenity the metro has to offer by having a proper staycation with your beau or the whole family. Below, we round up six hotel ...
 
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Clinton Palanca reflects on the difficult task of being a believer.
Being a Christian, for many of us, is not something we chose, but which our parents chose for us; when we learned who we were we also learned that we were baptized Christians. For those who have chosen to reject Christianity later ...
 
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That movies don't show you.
Exorcism is one of those rituals that has captured our imagination. Many of us are curious about it and even find ourselves titillated by it. Most of us first learned about exorcism through The Exorcist, the 1973 horror flick that terrorized an entire ...
 
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There must be a circle in Hell reserved for viewers of blasphemous movies. This is probably where you’ll end up, front row.
Those of you who have benefited from a Catholic education will associate Holy Week with repenting one’s sins and reflecting on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This time in 2012 was the release of Martin Scorcese’s The Last Temptation of Christ on ...
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