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9 January, Manila’s Religious Holiday: Feast of the Black Nazarene

09 Jan

Black Nazarene processionJanuary 9, the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene is again expected to draw millions of devotees. 

Black Nazarene, images

The Black Nazarene, with the cross resting on his shoulder, will make its way along the roads of Manila, through the city’s heat and traffic and a sea of people who believe in the miraculous powers of the dark-skinned image.

Black Nazarene procession luneta

A mass will be celebrated by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle at the Quirino Grandstand before the religious statue traces a path from Luneta to the Quiapo Church.

Take part in the mass and watch the start of the procession by following realtime this link.

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