Friday, December 05, 2008

Malolos Cathedral

Malolos City prides itself for having two of the most historic and centuries-old churches of the country. And they are located just a few minutes away from each other. I have already featured the more popular Barasoain Church in my previous post and now I will show you the Malolos Cathedral now known as Basilica Minore dela Nuestra SeƱora de Immaculada Concepcion (Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception)

The Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception had its beginnings with its first building in 1591 made of light materials. In succeeding years, it has been rebuilt and enlarged. The current church was consecrated in 1826 but was heavily damaged in the earthquakes of 1863 and 1880. These were renovated but was burned by the revolutionaries in 1898. Starting 1963, the church was heavily renovated that portions of the facade and interior were altered.

The facade is simple with touches of neo-classic. Doric columns divide it into three segments with the central part holding the statued niches, emblem of the Augustinians and the papal insignia.

The Cathedral was the seat of power of the President of the First Philippine Republic, Emilio Aguinaldo. When the Philippine-American War erupted in 1899, President Aguinaldo moved the capital from Malolos to San Fernando in Pampanga. The Cathedral was burned to delay the pursuing Americans. The Cathedral was rebuilt and, later, became the seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of Malolos. (Source: Wikipedia)

Here are some shots I have taken of the Cathedral:

Christ and Saints in a Row


Colorful Stained Glass # 1 inside the Cathedral


Colorful Stained Glass # 2 inside the Cathedral


Colorful Stained Glass # 3 inside the Cathedral


A Pregnant Lady Silently Praying and Offering Candles


The Pieta at the Altar


A Group of Statue Depicting Philippine History

61 comments:

  1. Wow these are fabulous photos i will surely come back and see more.

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  2. ganda ng mga stained glass designs. dami ko ng nakitang stained glass pero isa to sa pinkamaganda.

    ganda ng kuha mo doon sa babaeng buntis nagdadasal.

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  3. Malapit lang ba to sa Barasoain? Marami din pala mapupuntahang simbahan doon. Ayos.

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  4. ang gaganda ng mga stained glass na kuha mo..

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  5. i love the stained glass windows. beautiful!

    caption sa pregnant woman: "susku, maalala sana niyang nangako siyang papanagutan niya pag nagbunga."

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  6. The stained glass look beautiful and clean

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  7. kasama pala sa pHil. History ang Malolos Church... yan may natutunan na naman ako.
    Thanks

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  8. Meron pa palang cathedral ang Malolos. Akala ko kse yung Barasoain lang. Parang kahawig ng facade yung sa Quiapo Church.

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  10. gusto ko ung mga stained glasses, nice shot lawstude!

    sarap na naman ng byahe mo a.

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  11. very nice! colorful cathedral! :D

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  12. waaaaahhh! ang ganda ng stained glass! perfect!

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  13. looks like a well-maintained church...even the santos look new. nice shots.

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  14. Wow, mapasyalan nga ito pag nakauwi.

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  15. Ang ganda pala ng Malolos Cathedral, sana napuntahan ko yan nung pumunta kami ng Manila. Sayang... :(

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  16. Ang ganda pala ng Malolos Cathedral, sana napuntahan ko yan nung pumunta kami ng Manila. Sayang... :(

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  17. @ lilli and nevada - thanks. you are always welcome to come back here.

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  18. @ the dong - inspired ito bro ng kuha mo sa stained glass ng bacolod. ang ganda ng mga kuha mo don bro. hanga talaga ko.

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  19. @ uno - malapit lang bro. pwede nga lakarin eh, mga 5 to 10 minutes walk lang.

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  20. @ atticus - thanks. oo nga no? bakit kaya wala sya kasama doon.

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  21. @ borneo falcon - indeed. and the bright sun outside helped a lot.

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  22. @ nanaybelen - opo nay, dito daw nag-office si president aguinaldo noon.

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  23. @ kegler747 - medyo di ko nakunan ng buo yung facade specially yung baba kasi ang dami naka-park na sasakyan kaya yung upper portion na lang kinuhanan ko.

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  24. @ iriz - thanks iriz. byahe tayo minsan to shoot.

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  25. @ acey - i agree. thanks for the visit.

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  26. @ allen yuarata - isa tong church na to sa napuntahan ko na maganda talaga yung stained glasses. thanks sa pagvisit.

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  27. @ luna miranda - it is well-maintained. and i am just glad they are maintaining the place.

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  28. @ phivos nicolaides - thanks sir and greetings.

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  29. @ photo cache - yup, marami rin pwede pasyalan doon. malapit pa.

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  30. @ hi im grace - malapit lang naman sya eh kaya u can always check it out.

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  31. Hey, sino yung mga yun? Yung nasa picture na entitled a group of statue depicting Philippine History?

    The group of Philippine Heroes ba? Or Emilio Aguinaldo lang and hero dun?

    Pini-preserve talaga nila ano? So ancient and traditional!

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  32. Really nice shots of the church Lawstude. Stained Glass are my favorite here.

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  33. I dont get to see the inside of a church very often cause I am a free thinker. Now I know much from your photos. Thanks for sharing. I like those stained glass too. I have some photos of our churches here but could only show you the exterior, I just dont have the time to post yet.

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  34. ayos yung kuha sa babaeng buntis na nagtitirk ng kandila :)

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  35. Stunning images of a far off land here on your blog!
    Canadian winter posted at my blog.

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  36. Wonderful photos.. the colours are amazing.. just beautiful.

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  37. Lovely stained glass... beautiful Cathedral.

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  38. The colourful stain glass #1 shot is amazing. I love it.

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  39. These are wonderful photographs. The Cathedral is magnificent and it has been a great pleasure looking t all your photos here. Thank you. Thank you also for dropping by my blog and leaving the nice comment.

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  40. sabi nga nila kapag nagtatravel at nagtutour hindi kumpleto kapag hindi nakadalaw sa isang simbahan.

    galing ng mga pics kuya! pro na pro na tayo ah!

    happy christmas in advance=]

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  41. People should go to church more now that it's Xmas. But sigh... Malls are more packed these days.

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  42. As stunning as always, Lawstude!

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  43. @ mys lyke meeh - i think it is aguinaldo and some other statesmen back then pero di ko rin sure ha. i'll get back on you on this one.

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  44. @ vanessa - thanks. glad you like them.

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  45. @ alicesg - churches to the philippines is like temples to the thais or mosques to the muslims. there are just too many of them but each has its own story to tell.

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  46. @ joshmarie - yeah. humingi ako ng permission sa kanya. sana di sya makunan.

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  47. @ naturegirl - hello and thanks for the visit in my blog. winter sounds fun, hope i could experience snow too.

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  48. @ hilary - thanks. glad you like my shots.

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  49. @ share my point of view - thanks, the sun outside helped a lot.

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  50. @ denise - thanks. it is always wonderful to see you in my blog too.

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  51. @ my-so-called-quest - tama ka doc, isa talaga sa pinupuntahan ko pag nagtratravel ako ay yung simbahan sa lugar.

    di pa naman pro hehe still learning here.

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  52. @ kris jasper - i agree. but now, there are church in malls so that is a welcome development.

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  53. ang dami pala talagang magagandang simbahan sa bulacan. ang ganda ng stained glass kuya oman. nice pics, by the way.

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  54. wow. to the highest level ang mga gala at trip mo.. sama mo naman kami minsan hehehe.. ganda ng mga kuha.. love the church.. nagwish ka ba pagkapasok mo?

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  55. LS: What a beautiful Cathedral, you captured the shots inside just beautifully. I'm sorry I've been busy the last few days but I really enjoy your photos and will catch up.

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