What Are Christian Countries Are Doing in Lenten Season?
By Dodo Azo
March 26, 2016 8:41am CST
Our country is one of the devoted Catholic countries. Everywhere in our country is observing this Holy Season which seriously takes off on Palm Sunday. We call it in our dialect as "Domingo de Ramos". The major activity is enacted by a real-life execution of penitents who volunteered to be nailed on the cross. This year 2016, there are 15 persons who are nailed on the cross, coming from different provinces in the country. The most time they stay on the cross is 5 to 11 minutes. Some of them were already nailed on the cross for 30 times. After a religious ritual, they are taken down from the cross and bring to the first aid tent for treatment of their wounds caused by the stainless nails. What do you think they are doing? One penitent has claimed to do it for 8 years. He is doing that for he is sick and once he does it he is healed. He has never stopped doing it every year for he is afraid that he might get a relapse of his sickness. Reference: Photo credits: Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- Local and foreign visitors flocked to the crucifixion sites here on Good Friday to witness the reenactment of the passion and death of Jesus Christ. The spectators, unmindful of the scorching heat, trooped to a
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2 Apr 16
@enlightenedpsych2 That's alright. I just missed the qualifying statement. But it is for sure most of the people here or the Filipinos are Christians. But not all Christians are reenacting the execution of Jesus Christ on the cross.