the rants, raves, rhymes and reasons of a Kabuyaw native-in-exile
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Araw na Dakila
A Maundy Thursday photograph from long ago in old Cabuyao, with worshippers on bended knees before the most exalted monumento of the exposed Santisimo Sacramento. This was before the grand altar mayor of the old church of San Policarpo. Note that most of the devout ladies of Cabuyao then were still clad in the traditional baro't saya, panuelo and velo, all in predominantly dark, somber tones as prescribed by social and religious custom for the solemnities of Holy Week.
I find the simplicity yet sincerity of faith reflected in the caption to this photograph deeply touching..."Araw na Dakila ng Mananakop", capturing in those few words our community's fidelity and devotion to the Eucharist in remembrance of the suffering Savior.