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Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned Church in Sta. Ana, Manila.

MANILA, Philippines — Christmas in the Philippines is rich in customs and traditions. And the celebration here won’t be complete without the country’s own version of “12 days of Christmas”, only this one is the nine-day dawn mass from December 16-24.

This Monday marks the first day of those nine days, traditionally known as “Simbang Gabi”.

As a service to our readers, especially to our Overseas Filipino Workers, INQUIRER.net will do a livestream of the dawn masses.

Now on its second year, the livestream is part of INQUIRER.net’s annual “Paskong Pinoy”.

This year, INQUIRER.net will feature Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned Church in Sta. Ana, Manila. The mass starts at 4:30 a.m.(Philippine time). A video of the mass will also be posted on our Paskong Pinoy site.

Apart from the dawn masses, INQUIRER.net will also feature other customs associated with “Simbang Gabi” and “Paskong Pinoy”.

Log on to www.inquirer.net for that virtual experience.


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  • marionics

    wtfc?

  • Cruxofthematter

    “Parish of our lady”? Idolatry continues with this country.

    • Jose Maria de Manila

      You are judging only from external things. What is your proof of idolatry?

      • CentreLeft

        You think naming so many churches to “Parish of our lady of whatever” is not idolatry? Praying to her etc.

        How come you guys pray to Mary and the saints? Can she hear all of you at the same time…can she hear all you prayers? Is she omnipresent?

      • Jose Maria de Manila

        Praying to Mary is NOT ADORING MARY. It is an expression of the Christian belief in the Communion of Saints, that death does not part us and that she lives in Christ after death, and the more can we invoke that departed person to pray to the Lord for us having already reunited with the Lord.

        You obviously are making a false judgement that is NOT ONLY Erroneous but VERY UNCHARITABLE.

        Can Mary hear us? WE BELIEVE so. I did not say she is omnipresent, all we believe is that she prays to God for us, and does not overtake nor usurp the majesty of the Supreme Being.

        In practical life, if naming a Church in honor of Mary is idolatry, then WHAT do you call in naming a highway or a building in honor of someone. To be consistent and in line with your argument, then these too are idolatry: Osmena highway, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Epifanio delos Santos Avenue, Rizal Park etc…

        So how do you wish us to believe? to be born again?

      • CentreLeft

        False judgement?…I’m just saying the way it is…that you guys, Catholics, worship Mary in addition to your other god…a lot of times more than your god. If you believe that she can hear all the millions of Catholics praying to her, doesn’t that make her a god too. She must be omniscient and omnipresent. Yes?

        Used to be a catholic myself…just realized the folly of it. God is imaginary and the bible is mostly nonsense.

        “Praying to Mary” is NOT ADORING MARY…you just proven my point.

        So go to your simbang gabi to show your devotion to Mary.

      • Jose Maria de Manila

        Praying to is NOT the same as worshiping or adoring. As I said, death for us does not mean we already lost communion with that person.

        You did not answer my question: In practical life, if naming a Church in honor of Mary is idolatry, then
        WHAT do you call in naming a highway or a building in honor of someone.
        To be consistent and in line with your argument, then these too are
        idolatry: Osmena highway, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Epifanio
        delos Santos Avenue, Rizal Park etc…

        In relation to what you have just said, tell me, when friends and relatives eulogizes a departed person and effectively calls them, thanks them, tells them things as if they were alive, IS NOT THIS IDOLATRY too based on your own reasoning?

  • Billy Reyes

    Why most Filipino still bother practising religious activities when in reality very little people follow the basic law & no discipline.

  • Billy Reyes

    manny pacquiou is preaching religion but he don’t pay his tax, Does he even know that not paying your obligation as a citizen of a country is a mortal sin according to the 10 commandments. It is Cheating & dishonesty.
    I Think the religion in the Philippines is practice this way



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