Friday, April 06, 2007

Thank God, it’s Good Friday

Every year on Good Friday the streets of San Pedro Cutud (a barangay of San Fernando, Pampanga) are filled with penitents who exercise self-flagellation. I have no idea if the sins are being washed away but I learnt that it is not good to stay too close to this bloody event.

San Pedro Cutud is also the place where other penitents are being crucified. Such crucifixion is done with real nails and the result is real blood. Once the penitents feel cleansed of their sins, they are taken down. Actually, nobody wants them to hang too long on the crosses since usually a dozen penitents are waiting for their turn.

The picture above is showing how Jesus is being nailed.

This Jesus (above) is watching his wounds.

Now Jesus is a happy Jesus (picture above).

This nailed Jesus (above) is still working on his sins.

The video above is showing how the nails were taken out of Jesus.

All photos from today, Good Friday, 6 April 2007.

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At April 9, 2007 at 10:45 AM, Blogger Sidney said...

Yes, only in da Philippines!


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