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MARIBOJOC CHURCH.....

Many, many years ago inhabitants of this old town has to bring a brick of limestone everyday just to build this church under the Spanish colonization, for 300 long years.

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San Vicente Ferrer

The miraculous San Vicente Ferrer always guides, performs miracles for devotees all over the province...

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THE CRUCIFIX OF JESUS CHRIST...

This crucifix hangs in the middle of the altar up on the ceiling, sculptured by the Ramasola's, a family of artist, photographers and musicians and of many talents.

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THE MARIBOJOC CHURCH FACADE AND CHRISTO REY..

The Christo Rey symbolizes with Christ on top of the earth overlooking mankind..

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LA OMNIPRESENCIA DE DIOS..

The Omnipresence Of God, lies in the middle of the ceiling in the symboriom..watching every human being all over the world.

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THE OLD STAIRWAY..

This old stairway leading to the wharf was once sorrounded by a fort protecting the old church.

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THE CHURCH FROM THE INSIDE...

THE ALTAR..

The old Maribojoc church altar has seen a lot of changes, from a mass being held with the priest behind his back reciting a Latin mass, to the present fronting the people doing mass on our local dialect. There has been a lot of burglaries reported with the hanging light, the ivory head of Santa Filomena, the painting of both sides, even the metals engraving the altar itself. Priests, namely Fr. Sarigumba, Mons. Gaviola, Fr. Dompor, Fr. Villas, Fr. Nazareno, Fr. Castro..to name a few has said mass on this altar.

THE ORGAN...

This big piece of musical instrument is being run by air in which people from the "cantoresan" pumps a big box, sort of a pumping station to provide air to this instrument. to make it work..My memory always reminds me that we used to take turns to do the pumping of this old organ, while Nong Peping Racho plays it and a group of cantores namely, Nang Tuna, Nang Berang, Nang Tibay, and Nong Simeon, sang to the hearts content all the religious song from Latin, English and our local dialect.

THE SACRISTY...

The sacristy is the place wherein the priest prepares himself for mass, and wait for people who wants to go for confession, and also for people who wants to offer mass for the dearly departed, anniversaries, birthdays, thanksgiving for something one has achieved, or just simply giving thanks to our Lord, Jesus Christ. .Again a lot of priest has used this place, from Fr. Darunday, Fr. Bacquial, Fr. Caverte, Fr. Boyles, Fr. Nalzaro, Fr. Sorondo..Mons. Descallar...to name a few.

THE CONFESSIONAL BOX...

If my memory serves me right, there was three confessional box at the church, one of each side, left and right near the door, and the third one located at the sacristy...As I've seen during my last visit, there's only one left located at the sacristy. How it works, the priest sits inside (at the middle) then the parishioners fall in line on each side taking turns, then once you are in kneeling, the priest knocks then you can begin your confession..

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MARIBOJOC HYMN….

MARIBOJOC HYMN
(Ang Karaang Dungguan)
Tuburan ka sa bililhong kasugiran;
Nga gihugpong sa mga maalam;
Panahon sa kagubot ug kalinaw;
Ang paglipang mo mao’y gihanduraw;
Hulagway ka sa masaarong lungsod;
Katawhang kugihan, maalampoon,
Sa Kasugu-an kanunay nagtamud;
Ug sa […]

SAN VICENTE FERRER’S LIFE STORY….

St. Vincent Ferrer

Famous Dominican missionary, born at Valencia, 23 January, 1350; died at Vannes, Brittany, 5 April, 1419. He was descended from the younger of two brothers who were knighted […]

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