Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Simbang Gabi - Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Church

The first day of Simbang Gabi is celebrated with much fanfare in churches throughout the Philippine archipelago. Celebration of Simbang Gabi in Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Church in Las Piñas City is very popular among the catholic faithful for a very "Pinoy" in tradition. 

Simbáng Gabi is a devotional nine day novena Mass practiced by Roman Catholics in the Philippines in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary in anticipation of Christmas. Simbáng Gabi, meaning "Night Mass", is held from December 16 to December 24 and is usually done at 4 o' clock in the morning. On the last day of the Simbang Gabi, which is Christmas Eve, it is called Misa De Gallo, which literally translates to "Rooster's Mass".

Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Church.
Taken an hour before the start of the Simbang Gabi.
Intermittent rain showers throughout the Mass.
Msgr. Mario Josefino F. Martinez during the reading of the Gospel.
During the Homily.
Faithful braving the rain.
The highlight of the Mass! Our Lord our God!
Singing of the "Our Father"

Glory to God!

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