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Quiapo Fiesta: Feast of the Black Nazarene 2014 Schedule of Activities

Religious Festival in Quiapo: The procession of Black Nazarene in Manila

As the Black Nazarene Fiesta in Quiapo gets closer, Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada issued Executive Order 41 (series of 2014) declaring that all Classes in the City of Manila on Thursday, January 9, 2014 are suspended . The feast of the Black Nazarine known to devotees in Spanish as Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno, is day-long festival in Quiapo Manila that is considered as the largest religious festival in Asia. The Black Nazarine procession is yearly event held every 9th of January.

The procession of Black Nazarene in Manila

The procession of Black Nazarene in Manila (photo courtesy of denvie balidoy) Every Year, Black Nazarene Procession is attended by several million devotees that fills the streets of processional route through the City of Manila. The devotees come to the church of Quiapo (Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene) to take part in the procession as a way of strengthening their faith or fulfilling their “panata” (vow) to Jesus Christ. In this post, we will provide you more details about the 2014 Black Nazarine Festival including its schedule of activities, procession route, Safety reminders and other important details about the Quiapo Fiesta.

Black Nazarene 2014 Schedule of Activities

January 8-9, 2014 12:00 MN – 4:00 AM – Vigil at the Quirino Grandstand January 9, 2014 6:00 AM – Procession from the Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo Church

Procession Route

We are still waiting for the official route of Black Nazarene 2014 procession Safety Reminders (source : Philippine Red Cross)

  • Leave your valuables
  • Advise your family. Ensure that your house is properly secured before you leave. All electrical devices must be unplugged.
  • Wear Comfortable clothes
  • Bring an ID with contact information of any of your family member in case of emmergency
  • Bring candies, crackers and bottled water
  • Check if you are physically fit, if not don’t risk
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks
  • Know the location and means of access towards the medical stations, police stations and other available authorities within the area.

Where to Stay in Quiapo during the Feast of the Black Nazarine?

City State Hotel has one right beside the Quiapo Church and the other is near Hidalgo Street and Carriedo LRT Station.

Lyrics of Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno composed by Lucio San Pedro, which is used by the Quiapo church as the main hymn to the Black Nazarene.

Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, (Our Father Jesus Nazarene,)
Sinasamba Ka namin (We worship Thee)
Pinipintuho Ka namin (We admire Thee)
Aral Mo ang aming buhay (For Thy teachings are our life) at Kaligtasan. (and Salvation.)

Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno (Our Father Jesus Nazarene,)
Iligtas Mo kami sa Kasalanan (Deliver us from Sin)
Ang Krus Mong Kinamatayan ay (For the Cross Thou died on is)
Sagisag ng aming Kaligtasan. (The Emblem of our Salvation)

Chorus: Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, (Our Father Jesus Nazarene,)
Dinarangal Ka namin! (We honour Thee!)
Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, (Our Father Jesus Nazarene,)
Nilul’walhati Ka namin! (We glorify Thee!)
Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, (Our Father Jesus Nazarene,)
Dinarangal Ka namin! (We honour Thee!)
Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, (Our Father Jesus Nazarene,)
Nilul’walhati Ka namin! (We glorify Thee!)

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of Outoftownblog.com. He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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