Holy Week 2016 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Holy Week 2016


Holy Week superstitions in the Philippines

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:24 PM

What's the difference between getting wet on Good Friday and on Easter Sunday? The Holy Week observance in the Philippines has combined the religious faith with folk and even pagan beliefs.

Why Holy Week has no fixed dates

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Compared to holidays like Christmas, Holy Week doesn't have fixed dates. Know the reasons behind Holy Week's seemingly random feast dates.

PALM SUNDAY. A layman of the Roman Catholic Church blesses palms during Palm Sunday celebrations in Bulacan, north of Manila on April 9, 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Coast Guard: 'Too many' drowning incidents during Holy Week

Mar 29, 2016 - 8:53 AM

A total of 15 fatal drowning incidents were recorded during the Holy Week break the Philippine Coast Guard reports

FULL TEXT: Cardinal Tagle's Easter homily

Mar 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM

My dear brothers and sisters Easter is a time to look for Jesus Those who look for Jesus will find Jesus

'BLOOD OF CHRIST.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the Mass in the evening of March 26, 2016, to celebrate Christianity's greatest feast – Easter. Photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

Amid terror threats abroad, PH to stay on high alert

Mar 27, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The government says it is concerned about the safety of its citizens especially during their travel back to their respective homes after the Holy Week break

Philippine crucifixions a big money spinner

Mar 27, 2016 - 1:28 PM

A bishop says the Church discourages extreme forms of piety that fascinate many of the country s more than 80 million Catholics

CRUCIFIXION. A Filipino Roman Catholic devotee is nailed to a cross by others wearing period Roman-style military dress in a re-enactment of the Crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday ahead of Easter in the village of San Pedro Cutud, north of Manila. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Cardinal Tagle on Easter: Sing 'alleluia' amid gunfire

Mar 27, 2016 - 10:15 AM

Cardinal Tagle cites the terrorist attacks in Belgium as a ‘tomb’ that should be conquered by Easter

Cardinal Tagle hits ‘gospel of success’ in Good Friday homily

Mar 25, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says this misguided ambition has also led politicians to attack their rivals so they can win more votes

'GOSPEL OF SUCCESS.' In his Good Friday homily on March 25, 2016, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle criticizes the ways people take advantage of each other for the sake of a better life. Photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

The cast of characters in Holy Week processions

Mar 24, 2016 - 8:29 PM

A look at the elements of a Holy Week procession and some of the beautiful figures and statues that play a role in helping Catholics reflect on the Passion of Christ

Jesus is crowned with thorns

IN PHOTOS: What the stars are up to this Holy Week 2016

Mar 24, 2016 - 3:52 PM

Anne Curtis Vice Ganda LizQuen AlDub and more go on a vacation

When they ask me about ‘God,' I talk about music

Mar 24, 2016 - 3:09 PM

Much like religious practices like hearing mass and visiting churches on Holy Week I think people can miss out on the point when they just focus on just those practices and not realizing why they do them in the first place

Philippine Jesuits boost online Holy Week retreat

Mar 24, 2016 - 1:54 PM

The online Holy Week retreat with the theme The Three Doors to Mercy features Jesuit and lay spiritual directors this year

Aquino's Lenten message: Be on the side of justice

Mar 23, 2016 - 8:55 PM

President Benigno Aquino III also tells Filipinos to strengthen their love for others

President Benigno Aquino III delivers his Lent and Easter message to the nation on March 23, 2016. Photo By Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Ilocos-bound? Expect slowdown along Manila North Road

Mar 23, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Several roads and bridges along the Manila North Road are under construction the public works department says

Holy Week 2016: These 15 Manila restaurants are open for business

Mar 23, 2016 - 4:27 PM

Stuck in Manila and looking for a place to dine out? Here are our top picks among the restaurants that are open on Maundy Thursday Good Friday and Black Saturday

Photos from Facebook/Vask Tapas Bar, Instagram/Pink Panda/The Wholesome Table, by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Overview: Holy Week traditions in the Philippines

Mar 22, 2016 - 4:29 PM

From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday here s how the Catholic faithful in the Philippines observe the Holy Week

EDSA repairs set for Holy Week break

Mar 22, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The DPWH will repair parts of the major thoroughfare from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday

ROAD REPAIR. Scheduled road repair activities will be conducted during the Holy Week break. Rappler photo

LRT, MRT schedules: Holy Week 2016

Mar 18, 2016 - 8:55 PM

The LRT lines and the MRT will have no operations starting Maundy Thursday until Easter Sunday

File LRT image from Shutterstock; MRT photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Bank schedule: Holy Week 2016

Mar 18, 2016 - 7:34 PM

UPDATED Here are the schedules of banking hours for various banks This list will be updated as more banks make their announcements

5 ways to make your Lent more meaningful

Mar 18, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Use the Holy Week as a time to relax and reflect

Easter after crucifixion for San Juan’s ‘savior’

Apr 05, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Barangay San Juan s Wilfredo Salvador is crucified for the 9th time Easter means a better life for him and his family

AGONY IN THE GARDEN. He may not have the marks of Jesus on his hands and feet, but Wilfredo has had his share of life’s sufferings.

Holy Week storms in the Philippines

Apr 03, 2015 - 8:12 PM

In the past 67 years it s been only 10 times including this year when a storm hit the country during Holy Week

The other Black Saturdays in history

Apr 19, 2014 - 3:40 PM

Outside the Holy Week celebration the term Black Saturday has been used to describe unfortunate events in history Here s a list

The practice of crucifixion

Apr 18, 2014 - 9:29 AM

With the remembrance of Jesus’ Crucifixion on Good Friday let’s take a look at the cross as a brutal method of capital punishment

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