Friday, April 27, 2012

Powerhouse Journey : Basilica Minore de San Sebastián



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.


Construction

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 


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Author Note:
Old Photos Credit to the respected owner.
History Article credit to Wikipedia 





19 comments :

  1. I am fascinated with the design of this church, so beautiful. But I haven't visited it yet... :(

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  2. @glenda... try it.. ang ganda! btw bawal kumuha ng pic sa loob without permission..

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  3. mahigpit kasi talaga yung mga OAR kaya bawal kumuha ng pictures sa loob. anyway..namiss ko tuloy ag baste dahil dito..my first year days..hehe dito din sa simbahan na to ko nakasaksi ng isa sa mga pinakamaganda kasal sa buhay ko..sobrang romantic ng atmosphere that time maybe its because of the church. =D

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  4. saan ka ba nakakakuha ng vintage pictures.. hehehe ganda kasi....

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  5. What can I say, the intricate design really remarkable and to think there were no modern machines to assist them, meaning mano mano talaga paglalagay..

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  6. @jaid... oo sobrang ganda no... tama... sobrang higpit. ninja mode nga yung ginawa ko dian eh..

    @kiko.. kay google ako nakakakuha ng mga old pictures!

    @josie.. tama.. mano-mano talaga!

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  7. These are historical churches indeed...
    well preserved and maintained though
    more than centuries old.
    Good shots you have here.

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  8. i just had visited the church once only during my friend's nuptial, the inside is very beautiful, very solemn

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  9. ay tpos ka na :( aq hindi ahahaha

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  10. ay tpos ka na :( aq hindi ahahaha

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  11. Naks naman, punung-puno ng info itong post itong post mong ito. Wala nang hahanapin pa ang readers mo. Yan, yan ang gusto ko sa mga blog post na tungkol sa biyahe, yun bang may natututuhan naman ang mga bumabasa at hindi lang na sumisigaw ng mga pictures na "I have been here!" :)

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  12. Still beautiful and grand,glad it's kept. You forgot to mention that Gustave Eiffel of no other than the Eiffel Tower designed the steel church :)

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  13. you'll know if the structure was made from here or from another country from the material. it's amazing that we have this one in manila. one of the nicest actually in terms of it's structure and material.

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  14. Nice shots and brief history lesson on the church :)

    I'd like to visit it one of these days.

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  15. I haven't been there but it is really beautiful. I might have to bring my kids with me. =)

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  16. i think i've been here only once.. ganda tlga!

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  17. I've been here before, teen years, its still the same. classic and fascinating. :)

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  18. I graduated from SSC in 1972 and had my yearbook pic taken from the garden of the Basilica. I wish I had all the gizmos I have now to have saved all the memories..

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  19. I graduated from SSC in 1972 and used to go into the church daily. I had my yearbook picture taken in the basilica garden. I wish I had the gizmos I have now so I could have preserved all those memories...

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