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    Holy Week traditions


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     MarloCueto photographed Easter weekend festivities around Manila, Philippines, on April 18.
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    In a predominantly Catholic nation like the Philippines, Filipinos practice traditions in observance of the Holy Week.


    On Holy Thursday, Filipinos visit seven churches as part of the traditional Visita Iglesia in which they pray in fourteen Stations of the Cross of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. In the afternoon a mass of the Lord’s Supper is celebrated commemorating the Last Supper and the washing of the feet of the twelve apostles. It is also during Holy Thursday when the procession of the Blessed Sacrament is performed placing it in a special altar for veneration and vigil.


    On Good Friday, after the seven last words and veneration of the cross, a procession in the late afternoon of life-sized images of Christ’s passion is held with Santo Entierro a wooden or resin sculpture of the dead Christ lying, is paraded around the parish, a commemoration Jesus’ burial.


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