LOOK: How the Luzon-wide lockdown changed certain Holy Week traditions

Due to the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, Filipino Catholics observed Holy Week in different ways.

4/10/2020 1:20:00 PM

Due to the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, Filipino Catholics observed Holy Week in different ways.

Due to the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, Filipino Catholics observed Holy Week in different ways.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) –With the strict implementation of the Luzon-wide lockdown, Filipino Catholics commemorated Holy Week in not so traditional ways.The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)the government’s order to help halt the spread of COVID-19 and urged the faithful to observe the most sacred days of the year through online masses.

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RELATED:Where to watch online masses during Lenten seasonBut the CBCP’s call did not stop some Catholics from showing their devotion and downplaying the risk of infection, as they went ahead and celebrated in their own way the passion, sacrifice, and death of Jesus Christ on the cross.

On Palm Sunday, April 5, devotees flocked to the locked gates of Quiapo Church to observe the traditional start of the Holy Week.LOOK: Catholics carrying palm fronds pray in front of the Quiapo Church this Palm Sunday. Many churches are closed to the public and have opted to go online because of the enhanced community quarantine

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LOOK: Luzon lockdown brings clear skies to Metro ManilaAnd how do we even plan to sustain it and why does it take a pandemic to even start caring for the environment. 😒 And the pockets of mostly hand to mouth pinoys. F. My fave is the Manila skyline seen from Mariveles. It's sad that we will lose this when we emerge from ECQ to restart the economy. Why does it have to be a trade-off?

DOLE remains open during Holy WeekMANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will remain open during Holy Week to process applications for assistance from employers adversely affected by the Luzon-wide

Observe Holy Week from home with this virtual stations of the crossKeep up with your Holy Week traditions from the safety of your own home. HolyWeek2020

No rest for Cebu City mayor during Holy Week 2020Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella will not be resting this Holy Week 2020.

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Fair, hot weather expected during Holy Week holidays — PagasaGenerally fair weather is expected for the rest of the holidays brought by the Holy Week’s commemoration, the state weather bureau said on Wednesday. | GabrielLaluINQ