The Holy Week is a significant event in a Catholic’s life, especially a Filipino Catholic. Holy week is the final week of the Lenten Season. This 2014, the Holy Week is celebrated from April 13 to April 19, excluding the Easter Sunday (20th of April).
Holy Week 2014 Schedule
Sunday, April 13, 2014 – Palm Sunday
Monday, April 14, 2014 – Holy Monday
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – Holy Tuesday
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – Holy Wednesday
Thurs, April 17, 2014 – Maundy Thursday (National Holiday)
Friday, April 18, 2014 – Good Friday (National Holiday)
Saturday, April 19, 2014 – Black Saturday (National Holiday)
Among the popular activities in the Philippines and other Christian countries during Holy Week is the Visita Iglesia, done during the Maundy Thursday. It is customary during this day to visit 7 different churches; some visit 14 churches that symbolize the 14 Stations of the Cross. Maundy Thursday also symbolizes the re-enactment of the Last Supper scene that depicts the last day before Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross.
Spend this long holiday weekend in a blessed and fruitful way. Here are 7 of the Beautiful Churches that you can visit in Davao City during the Holy Week:
Carmelite Church at J.P. Laurel Ave. Bajada, Davao City
San Pedro Cathedral at San Pedro St., Davao City
Sta. Ana Parish Church at Sta. Ana Ave., Davao City
San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish at Talomo, Davao City
Our Lady of Lourdes at Davao Central Park subdivision, Bangkal, Davao City
Holy Spirit Adoration Convent (Pink Sisters) at Bangkal, Diversion Rd., Davao City,
St. Paul Parish at Juna Subd., Davao City
Plan your route wisely! Have a blessed week!