Isa rin ito sa mga sikat na lumang simbahan namakikita sa may bandang Quiapo area di lang simbahan ng Quiapo.
Isa sa mga dinarayong lumang simbahan ng mga tao sa may kamaynilaan ang Basilica Minore de San Sebastián o mas kilala bilang San Sebastián Church.
Old photos of Basilica Minore de San Sebastián 1899
My shoot at Basilica Minore de San Sebastián 2012
Anu nga ba ang kwento at kasaysayan ng simbahang ito??
Tara pasukin natin at alamin..
According to the historian, Basilica Minore de San Sebastián, also known as San Sebastián Church, is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Manila, the Philippines. It is the seat of the Parish of San Sebastian and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
Completed in 1891, San Sebastián Church is noted for its architectural features. An example of the revival of Gothic architecture in the Philippines, it is the only all-steel church or basilica in Asia.and claimed as the only prefabricated steel church in the world.
In 2006, San Sebastian Church was included in the Tentative List for possible designation as a World Heritage Site. It was designated as a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1973.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in the center.
The prefabricated steel sections that would compose the church were manufactured in Binche, Belgium. According to the historian Ambeth Ocampo, the knockdown steel parts were ordered from the Societe Anonyme des Enterprises de Travaux Publiques in Brussels. In all, 52 tons of prefabricated steel sections were transported in eight separate shipments from Belgium to the Philippines, the first shipment arriving in 1888.Belgian engineers supervised the assembly of the church, the first column of which was erected on September 11, 1890.The walls were filled with mixed sand, gravel and cement.The stained glass windows were imported from the Henri Oidtmann Company, a German stained glass firm, while local artisans assisted in applying the finishing touches of the steel church.
The church was raised to the status of a minor basilica by Pope Leo XIII on June 24, 1890.Upon its completion the following year, on August 16, 1891, Basilica Minore de San Sebastián was consecrated by the Archbishop of Manila, Bernardo Nozaleda.
And here some of the pictures taken at Basilica Minore de San Sebastián.
San Sebastian College – Recoletos, Manila (SSC-R Manila)
San Sebastian College – Recoletos, Manila Entrance
San Sebastian College – Recoletos, Manila Left View
Inside the Basilica Minore de San Sebastián
Sobrang saya noong napasok ang loob ng simbahan ito dahil isa naman itong fulfullment sa akin, bakit simple lang naman dahil isa to sa mga nasa bucketlist ko (soon i will blog about my 100 list).
At syempre habang nasa loob ako ng simbahang ito, nagdasal ako at nagpasalamat sa lahat ng masaya at blessing na nagaganap sa akin.
Basilica Minore de San Sebastián - Powerhouse Journey End.
Abangan ang ilan sa mga behind the camera ng Powerhouse Journey
Old Photos Credit to the respected owner.
History Article credit to Wikipedia