ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOLEMN TRANSFER (TRASLACIÓN) OF JESUS, THE BLACK NAZARENE (Philippines).
What is the feast all about?
Dear brethren in Christ, on Jan. 9, the anniversary of the solemn transfer (Traslación) and enshrinement of Jesus, the Black Nazarene on 1787 at the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila (Philippines) will be commemorated. The yearly celebration showcases the gathering of several millions of Filipino devotees of the image along its almost 4.3 mile processional route, lasting for 19 hours, which most of the attendees do in barefoot.
“The image was carved from a dark wood around the 16th century in Mexico by a group of Spanish Augustinian Recollect friars, and then transported to Philippines in 1606. It depicts Jesus en route to his crucifixion. Pope Innocent X approved veneration of the image in 1650 as a sacramental, and authorised the establishment of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Jesus Nazarene (Spanish: Cofradía de Nuestro Santo Jesús Nazareno). Pope Pius VII gave the image his Apostolic Blessing in 1880, which granted plenary indulgence to those who piously pray before it.
Fr. Rolly Arjonillo.
PRAYER TO OUR BELOVED JESUS, THE BLACK NAZARENE
we come to you to help us.
Life is a constant struggle,
and we now feel the pain of our journey.
to You in all the events of our life,
knowing that nothing happens by chance.
Everything that happens has a reason.
teach us to cope with loving surrender,
to unite ourselves with You on the Cross,
and to believe in the power of healing.
financial and psychological brokenness,
and all types of difficulties,
help us to rise up with belief that with God,
nothing is impossible.
to pray for healing and
to ask your mercy:
Jesus, to listen to our petitions
to answer our prayers amen.
Jesus, the Black Nazarene
we put our trust in you!
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