How Cebuanos celebrate Good Friday in photos

|April 19,2019 - 05:28 PM

CEBU CITY, Philippines — On Good Friday, Catholics around the world reflect on the passion of Christ. In Cebu, some of the faithful celebrate this day by doing the Way of the Cross in churches or in chapels where stations of the cross are set up like those in the Chapel of the Holy Relics in Tabor Hills in Barangay Talamban in Cebu City.

There were also passion plays like the Buhing Kalbaryo, where actors perform the passion play from Barangay San Nicolas Church in Barangay San Nicolas in Cebu City to Espina Compound in Barangay Guadalupe where the crucifixion scene was staged.

Read more: 1,800 people brave the heat to watch Buhing Kalbaryo 2019

Aside from that, there are also people who have themselves crucified as a form of penitence for lent, In Cebu, there is Gilbert Bargayo of Carcar City, who have himself crucified or nailed to the cross for the 27th time and the seventh time to be crucified in Tuburan town in northern Cebu.

Read more: Bargayo’s crucifixion to remind people of Christ sacrifice, to encourage them to repent

Catholics also went to churches to listen to the “Seven Last Words” or the “Siete Palabras” — churches like the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.

Here are some of the scenes of Good Friday in Cebu.

Cebuanos visit the Chapel of the Holy Relics in Tabor Hills in Barangay Talamban, Cebu City to do the Way of the Cross. | Immae Lachica

 

Many flock to the Chapel of the Holy Relics in Tabor Hills, Barangay Talamban to reflect on the last days of Jesus Christ as a man on Earth. | Immae Lachica

 

The Buhing Kalbaryo starts at the stage in the San Nicolas Church in Barangay San Nicolas, Cebu City on Good Friday, April 19. | Delta Dyrecka Letigio

 

The Buhing Kalbaryo starts at the stage in the San Nicolas Church in Barangay San Nicolas, Cebu City on Good Friday, April 19. | Delta Dyrecka Letigio

 

A stage with two men tied to the cross — part of a passion play in Tuburan town in northern Cebu where Gilbert Bargayo, playing the role of Jesus Christ, will be nailed to the cross — his crucifixion is his penitence for Lent. | Rosalie O. Abatayo

 

Roman soldiers on horses accompany Jesus Christ as he walks carrying a wooden cross to Mount Calvary — a scene n the the Buhing Kalbaryo on Good Friday in a Cebu City street heading to Barangay Guadalupe where the crucifixion scene will be played. |Delta Dyrecka Letigio

 

Jesus Christ carries a cross as he heads to Mount Calvary — a scene in the Buhing Kalbaryo played in Cebu City on Good Friday.| Delta Dyrecka Letigio

 

Jesus Christ is crucified, a scene in the Buhing Kalbaryo in Cebu City on Good Friday. |Delta Dyrecka Letigio

 

Jesuc Chist is crucified — a scene in the passion play, Buhing Kalbaryo in Cebu City on Good Friday. | Delta Dyrecka Letigio

 

Catholic faithful attend to the Good Friday activities at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral such as the veneration of the cross. | Zena V. Magto

 

A solemn scene in the veneration of the cross in memory of Christ’s crucifixion and death for the salvation of humanity at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral on Good Friday, April 19. | Zena V. Magto

 

Churchgoers kneel during the Eucharistic celebration venerating the cross at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral on Good Friday. |Zena V. Magto

 

This is part of the Eucharistic celebration remembering Christ’s passion and the veneration of the cross at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral on Good Friday, April 19. | Zena V. Magto

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