Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Powerhouse Journey : Binondo Church


Isa sa mga unang destinasyon na aming pinuntahan ang Binondo Church.



I been here so many times sa Binondo Church kung di ako nagkakamali eh 4 times na simula yung umpisahan ko last year para dun sa Chinese New Year, but i guess iba pa rin kasi ang kagandahan nito.

Lalong-lalo na ang mga nakakabilib na painting nito sa mga ceiling.

Pero bago ko umpisahan ang lahat..

Bakit nga ba nagkaroon ng Simbahan sa Binondo, eh di ba mga Chinese ang mga nakatira dun, so meaning more on Buddhism ang mga tao dun..



But according to wikipedia "Binondo Church, also known as Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz , this church was founded by Dominican priests in 1596 to serve their Chinese converts to Christianity."

At saan nga ba nagmula ang Binondo? according ulit kay wikipedia "The name "Binondo" is a toponym derived from the archaic spelling of the Tagalog term "binondoc" (modern orthography: binundók), or mountainous, referring to the district's originally hilly terrain.

Narito ang ilan kuha sa loob ng Binondo Church

Going to the altar

The Altar 

Back view of the church (i dont know kung tama ang tawag ko dito)

Part of the painting located at the center of the ceiling

Part of the painting located at the left of the ceiling

Another part of the painting located at the right of the ceiling

Oh before i forget, yung mga painting sa ceiling at represent ng mga Mystery ng Holy Rosary kaya lang bitin wala yung bagong  Luminous Mysteries.

One of the wonderful Stained Glass Art

Saint Michael the Archangel

Syempre kung meron shoot sa loob kailan meron din sa labas di ba?

One of the statue outside the church

The Tower Bell

Don Roman Ongpin statue near in Binondo Church

| According to Travel on Foot  Don Roman Ongpin, was a dealer of art supplies. H founded the store El 82 in Calle Rosario on March 1, 1882. The store was frequented by famous artists with the likes of Juan Luna y Novicio, Felix Resurrecion Hidalgo, Fabian dela Rosa and Fernando Amorsolo.   

Don Roman became popular among the Filipino-Chinese Community that in 1883 he was appointed teniete de primero meztiso then later as cabeza de barangay.

He was also noted to have been the first to wear the barong tagalong.  

Don Roman also assisted in the Philippine Revolution. He provided the needed funds, food, and other supplies for the Filipino revolutionaries. He even allowed his store to be used as an outlet for revolutionary propaganda materials. For this reason, he was imprisoned. After his release, during the American period he opened his store and openly supported charities like the La Proteccion de la Infancia (housed in the famous building designed by Arcadio Arellano in 1915 called Gota de Leche).  

He also became the president of Casa de Asilo de Invalidos Filipinos pro la Guerra which was founded by Pascual Poblete


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16 comments :

  1. Pang 4th mo na palang dalaw sa binondo church, ako isa palang - and i haven't really took time to examine/appreciate the paintings on the ceiling - the story it was representing. If ever na babalik ako dun para balikan ang paintings, parang nararamdaman ko na ang stiff neck - can you imagine, ang sakit na sa leeg kung titignan mo lang sya, eh pano pa kaya kung ikaw na yung pintor ng mga paintings na'to at ang canvass mo eh kisame ng binondo church?

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  2. @ollie.. whahah oo pag apat ko na siya..
    whaha di naman masakit sa leeg, pero kung sinu man ang ang canvass nito. saludo ako ang galing no.

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  3. Ayun o, naipost na yung pics ng photo-walk niyo. Mukhang masaya yan. Sama ako minsan pag may maganda na kong camera. hehehe

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  4. @will.. sure no problem.... kahit cellphone nga lang pude na eh!

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  5. ganda nman ng church & panalo ang mga wall paintings. such a nice place to visit this coming holy week!

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  6. hehe~ It's actually Saint Michael the Archangel :) Not Saint Gabriel :)

    Nice nice! I'll be posting my shots too soon :) hehe~

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  7. Next time buds. Next time. Alam mo na yan. Hehe :)

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  8. bigla akong nainsecure hehehehe

    :))

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  9. madami na ko'ng shots ng binondo church. mas madami pa sa quiapo church. ewan ko ba hahaha.

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  10. ang ganda pala ng loob ng Binondo church.Permanente yang red carptet.At ang gaganda ng paintings.

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  11. May picture na may history pa. Nakaka-apat na dalaw kana sa Binondo ako ni mindan hindi pa. Ang galing ng mga pintings ceiling. Siguro after ginawa yun my stiff neck na yung painter.

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  12. @noah.. post na yan.. hehee thanks na coorent ko na..


    @buds.. whaha sure no problem.

    @ theo.. whaha nainsecure bakit? oks naman yun sau ha...

    @bino.. whahah post mo na yun sau...

    @DR.. sobrang ganda, bring back the classic church memories...

    @sey.. hehe oo ganda no...

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  13. ako din never pa ko nakapunta jan. interesting yung mga artworks. Pwede bang sumama jan sa journey na toh? wahehe

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  14. kadepress dapat nakasama ako dito eh. haaay..di pa naman ako nakakapunta ng binondo chursh gang labas lang ako.

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  15. Ilang taon din ako tumira sa Maynila, laging napapadaan sa Quiapo at ilan beses na rin nagawi sa Binondo pero di ko pa nadalaw 'tong Binondo Church, sana madalaw ko 'to minsan. Ganda ng mga paintings sa loob...at ang ganda ng mga pics, galing! :)

    Salamat sa pagdalaw sa isang ka-ublog Axl, tahimik sa grupo kaya parang ala lang pero nadadalaw-dalaw din ako dito sa blog mo, ngayon nga lang nakapag-iwan ng marka. Thanks ulit, daan ka ulit sa lungga ko. :D

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