Recommended colors for Holy Week 2014, Angeles City
What: Short procession & Last Supper mass at the church
When: April 17, 2014, 4PM (procession); Mass starts at 5:30PM (Wear white)
Venue: Holy Rosary Parish Church patio. Just 2 blocks away from Amasya Guesthouse
Description: Dakit Cordero is celebrated on Holy Thursday. A symbolic "lamb" is brought to the church on a short procession. This is supposed to signify the sacrificial lamb that is Jesus.
See images from last years event
See more info from View from the Pampang
What: Last Supper Re-enactment/ Play
When: April 17, 2014, 7PM
Venue: Arevalo Basketball Court, Lourdes Northwest, Angeles City. This is only a few minutes walk from Amasya Guesthouse.
Description: Passion Play re-enactment of Jesus's last supper.
What: Grand Assembly of Penitents
When: April 18, 2014, early morning
Venue: Mabalacat City
Description: From Dept of Tourism website...
"...The GRAND ASSEMBLY OF PENITENTS in Mabalacat City (Good Friday early morning). It’s a scene straight out of a Cecil B. DeMille movie: hundreds, maybe thousands, of half-naked flagellants and cross-bearers in flowing red robes, brought together by sin and tradition, converge in the church patio for an orgy of suffering, self-mutilation and penance. The number of penitents makes you wonder if flagellation, like circumcision, is a rite of passage among boys in Pampanga. (It also makes you wonder why Kapampangans, usually vain, would want to lacerate their skin and flesh and disfigure their pampered bodies...."
What: People whipping themselves & getting crucified
When: April 18, 2014, 1pm-3pm
Venue: The event starts at Arevalo Basketball Court & will move along Pampang Rd leading to an open space for the crucifixion. This area is only a few minutes walk from Amasya Guesthouse.
Description: Angeles City religious re-enactment is a worthy alternative to the ceremony in Cutud, San Fernando. Check out Ironwulf blog for a personal account on the previous years events. In summary, this will be the part where you see flagellants & people getting crucified to atone for their sins.
What: Veneration of the Cross
When: April 18, 2014, 3pm (Wear black, with veil for ladies)
Venue: Holy Rosary Parish Church
Description: Mass. Traditional Good Friday Procession follows. Religious ceremony "Burul ning Apu" at Holy Rosary Church until 10pm.
What: Full day trekking through volcanic landscape to the crater of Mt. Pinatubo
When: April 19, 2014, 04:30am- 17:00
Cost: P2,200 per person
Venue: Mt. Pinatubo
Description: Trek through one of the most beautiful trails in the country. The short hike takes you through dramatic scenery & beautiful landscapes.
What: Religious ceremonies. Baptismal rites. Blessing of fire & water
When: April 19, 2014, 8pm-11pm. (Wear Yellow)
Venue: Holy Rosary Church for mass & Nepo grounds for Salubong ceremony (bring candles)
Description: Mass & Blessing/ Baptism. (From angelescity.com) "...Salubong ceremony is a traditional religious event which portrays the meeting of Christ and His mother, Mary, after the resurrection in an elaborate drama participated in by local residents dressed as angels and different biblical characters..."