Thursday, January 31, 2008

Lenten Images Featured in Mall Exhibit

From an email:

In commemoration of the Lenten Season, the Hermandad de la Sagrada Pasion de Jesus in cooperation with Harrison Plaza Shopping Center will mount a 10-day exhibit dubbed as "CUARESMA". The exhibit will showcase life-sized Holy Week processional images from different parts of the country including Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite and Batangas. More than 60 images and tableaus representing the events in the public life, passion and death of Christ are expected to participate.

These images more popularly known as "santos" are the centerpiece of devotional activities throughout the country particularly during the Holy Week. Most santos are carved from wood, dressed in richly embroidered vestments and carry attributes or symbols that distinguish them from one another. Care of these images is usually handed down from one generation to next. This exhibit which is the first major undertaking of the Hermandad de la Sagrada Pasion de Jesus, an organization established on September 14, 2007. It is composed of "santo" owners, caretakers and enthusiasts from the Philippines, North America, Europe and the Middle East. The group's main objective is to propagate the devotion to the Sacred Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ as well as to promote and preserve the different lenten traditions and practices in the country.

"CUARESMA" will run from Feb. 8 to 17, 2008 at the 2nd Level, Harrison Plaza Shopping Center-Annex, A. Mabini St., Malate, Manila. Viewing hours are from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Admission is free.

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