Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Simbang Gabi

Dahil isang araw na lamang ay simbang gabi na... 9 mornings to complete this and then to make a wish....
ang huling simbang gabi na nacomplete ko eh noong Highschool pa ko grabe ang tagal-tagal na pala no, paano ba naman sa college sobrang busy dahil sa mga paperworks, sana mabuo ko siya this year....

Pero bago ang lahat ng yan, saan nga ba nagsimula ang Simbang Gabi at anung meron dito?


Ayun sa aking nakuhang information....

SIMBANG GABI is one of the longest and most popular among the Filipino traditions in the country. It is when Catholic churches across the nation start to open their doors shortly before the break of dawn to welcome the faithful to the Simbang Gabi mass.
Simbang Gabi or Mass at Dawn is a nine-day novena to the Blessed Mother. The novena begins December 16 as early as 4 in the morning and culminates with the “Misa de Gallo” on Christmas Eve to welcome the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. In some churches, the panuluyan is reenacted showing the effort of Joseph and Mary to find a suitable birthplace.

Origin

SIMBANG GABI is one of the longest and most popular among the Filipino traditions in the country. It is when Catholic churches across the nation start to open their doors shortly before the break of dawn to welcome the faithful to the Simbang Gabi mass.
Simbang Gabi or Mass at Dawn is a nine-day novena to the Blessed Mother. The novena begins December 16 as early as 4 in the morning and culminates with the “Misa de Gallo” on Christmas Eve to welcome the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. In some churches, the panuluyan is reenacted showing the effort of Joseph and Mary to find a suitable birthplace.


SIGNIFICANCE

Simbang Gabi has become one of the most popular traditions in the country. But it is not just a tradition that is celebrated because we need to do so. It is a significant moment not only because it strengthens relationships among family members but also because it is the time where our faith is intensified. This is the time where we mostly feel the presence of the Lord because it is the spiritual preparation for Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ. It does not matter if one has the stamina to complete the novena or not, what really matters is what is inside the heart. The blessing does not depend on the number of mass attended, but what is important is the disposition of the person who receives the Lord’s blessing.


Salamat kay http://www.rcam.org/library/SIMBANG_GABI.htm para sa impormasyon na to..

Anu-anu naman ang makikitang pagkain sa Simbang Gabi?

Una ang pinakamasarap na puto bumbong

 Puto bumbong is a purple-colored dessert made of rice cooked in bamboo tubes


Bibingka  rice flour is used (the baking process is similar to that of the bebinca). Before being served, butter or margarine is spread and sugar is sprinkled over the bibingka Syempre.



Ang walang kamatayan tsokolate at pandesal sa umaga.
 

Syempre ang walang kamatayang Salabat o Ginger Tea

 so yummy, so excited for this....

ikaw nagsisimbang gabi ka rin ba? nacompleto mo na ba ang simbang gabi? natupad ba ang wish mo?

 

all images credit to the owners


30 comments :

  1. Paskong pasko na talaga... Merry Christmas Axl!!!

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  2. ako never nagsimbang gabi sa buong buhay ko kasi its either may work ako or noon may pasok sa school and based sa mga kilala kung nagsisimba eh di naman natutupad ang wish nila

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  3. ayan po bumalik uli..as you wished..hehe..

    la kami x-mas kaya happy new year na lang in advance..

    na-try ko na din sumama sa mga kaibigan sa simbang gabi..magulo pala..haha!!:))

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  4. @hard2getxxx .. ewhahaha ganun sayang naman....

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  5. @renz bacani ginez .. whaha ganun.. sayang... pero more on excuses yan heheh :D

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  6. Lapit na nga ang pasko!

    Pero di ako maka-attend may work kasi ako sa ibang araw na lang siguro hihi!

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  7. Pasko na nga talaga. :D

    Sarap ng bibingka oh.

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  8. @PN.. sayang naman minsan lang to sa isang taon :D

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  9. @kiko.. so yummy right.. sama ka simbang gabi :D

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  10. Hindi ako nagsasawa sa bibingka na yan. Wala ata ako may na kumpletong simbang gabi. Pipiliin ko ba ang makumpleto ang nine mornings keysa magkasakit ako ng tuluyan. Nagkakasakit ako sa paggising ng maaga kaya hindi makumpleto ang aking simbang gani. hehehehe

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  11. @redlan... whahaha ganun.. sayang namn yun.. ang saya pa naman ng simbang gabi :D

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  12. wooo sarap naman nun. tataba na naman sa pasko.

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  13. waahh.. myang gabi na start ng simbang gabi.. tapos bukas yung misa de Gallo.. hehe.. sana makumpleto ko sya

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  14. Paskong-pasko na. Merry Christmas!!!

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  15. ito ang pinakamahirap gawin para sakin kasi tulog mantika ako sa umaga. kaya di ako nagpapanata.kasi alam ko fail lang.lol

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  16. hala ang sartap gn pagkaen :]
    pero mas masarap mag simba :]

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  17. hehehe like ko po post na to...

    alam nyo po popular d2 sa kuwait ang simbang gabi proudly pinoy po kasi tatak pinoy ang simbang gabi

    some of my friends na ibang lahi asking me what simbang gabi is...

    so ako mega explain kasi nga kakaiba sya sakultura nila db

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  18. @tonio.. whahah ganun.. yun lang mahirap nga yan....


    @renz... yeap.. so yummy....

    @likha... wow talaga thanks... heheh tama ka dian.. iba pa rin ang pinoy..

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  19. sarap!
    additional info.....
    minsan if NA ang bamboo tubes, people use this sort of tube wrapped in cloth

    and bibingka is truly great if salted egg is included...

    choco and pandesal, pwede na rin, yun nga lang allergic na ako sa chocolate hehe

    salabat, naq halos araw2 na ako umiinom nyan, alagang alaga ng conductor eh, ehehehe

    merry christmas dre'!

    :)

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  20. @T.R.Aurelius .. wow... thanks for the info :D

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  21. di ka naman nagsisimba axl eh hahaha

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  22. @rons.. ngasimba ko.. late nga ko ng dating eh.. pgdating ko homily na hehe :D

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