Monthly Archives: March 2013

Pabasa

Just a few blocks away from where I live, I heard a group singing Pasyon. The younger generation may not be aware of what Pasyon or Pabasa is all about. It is the Lenten tradition of singing the life, passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Pasyon singers usually use microphones and speakers to amplify their voices. Modern chanters use devices to enhance the quality of their voices. For me, whatever device they use to sing Pasyon is acceptable as long as they clearly convey the meaning of what they sing that is the life and passion of Christ.

Easter cantata

I don’t possess a beautiful singing voice but God made me experience to be a part of a Church choir when I was much younger. It was during those days that I was able to join one of the choir’s big performances they call Easter Cantata. The real singers in the group who really hit the high notes sung so well. Those who performed solo have a piano or a guitar for accompaniment. Easter cantata was memorable to me as I was able to serve God through those inspirational songs (despite the absence of a good singing voice).

Church visit for the Holy Week

If you are preparing to visit seven Catholic churches this Holy Week for the traditional Visita Iglesia you can check the following churches if you are coming from Quezon City or somewhere near Manggahan Market for a start.

Mabuting Pastol Parish
Rotary Drive, Ngch, Commonwealth Ave.

Kristong Hari Parish
Commonwealth Avenue, National Gov’t Center

St. Peter Parish
Block 44, Lot 7 & 8 Commonwealth Ave.

The Cathedral Shrine And Parish Of The Good Shepherd
Regalado Ave. Cor. Omega St., Fairview Park

Santo Domingo Parish
#537 Quezon Ave.

Mary Queen Of Peace Shrine / Edsa Shrine
Edsa Cor. Ortigas Ave

Christ The King Parish
Greenmeadows Avenue

There are more Quezon City churches here.

Visita Iglesia is observed by those practicing the Catholic faith during the Holy Week to meditate on the Way of the Cross.