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Feast of  “Santo Cristo”at the Santuary - Philippines

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Most Reverend Teodoro C. Bacani Jr. DD, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Novaliches concelebrated and presided the solemn Mass in the Feast of  “Santo Cristo”at the Santuario del Santo Cristo on May 3, at 7:30 am. The Mass was attended by devotees led by the  Dominican Fathers, Guia Gomez Mayor of San Juan, and members of parish, organizations and ministries. 

The final blessing was followed by the solemn Imposition of the Santo Cristo Garment, a healing ceremony being promoted by the Confraternity of the Santo Cristo. As in previous years, the Mass was followed by the traditional Merienda sa Patio.

In the afternoon, a solemn procession of the replica of the venerable image of the Santo Cristowas held immediately after the 5:00 PM Mass. The procession took almost three hours and was attended by thousands of devotees. The procession ended inside the church where the replica image was lift up from its carriage amidst shouts of Viva Santo Cristo and was carried in arms by the devotees in maroon to be returned and rightfully enthroned at the replica chapel.