Holy Week 2020: Virtual Visita Iglesia While On COVID-19 Quarantine

Holy Week 2020: Visit Churches While On COVID-19 Quarantine

HOLY WEEK 2020 – Here are videos of prominent churches in Luzon that enables you to observe Visita Iglesia

Since the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), church leaders were forced to do masses online to avoid further contagion. The virus from China has infected 1.3 million people worldwide.

COVID-19 may have emptied churches but the Roman Catholics in the Philippines are still observing Holy Week rites through their tv screens, cellphones or computers. Devotees still get to be part of the vigils, masses, processions, novenas and other ceremonies.

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In a previous article, church leaders in Cebu City announced that they are celebrating this year’s Holy Week online. Archbishop Jose Palma will be the one to lead the celebration through Facebook live.

On Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020, the priest will hold the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 4 pm. During this time, Pinoy devotees engage in Visita Iglesia. It is a tradition to visit seven (7) churches.

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Here are videos of priests taking you to a virtual tour since we cannot personally visit churches due to the pandemic. Here are the prominent churches in Luzon:

Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica, Manila

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pagsanjan, Laguna

Basilica Minore de San Sebastian, Manila

Parish Church of St. Lawrence – Deacon and Martyr, Balagtas, Bulacan

San Agustin Church, Manila

San Ildefonso Parish, Guiguinto, Bulacan

Sanctuario de Sto. Cristo, San Juan City

Barasoain Church, Malolos City, Bulacan

National Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Parañaque City

San Fabian Church, Dagupan City, Pangasinan

Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion Parish, Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur

Epiphany of the Lord Parish, Lingayen, Pangasinan

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