One of the oldest Churches in the Philippines, Quiapo Church is where the Statue of Jesus Christ, called the Black Nazarene, is located. Many claim that the Black Nazarene has mysterious powers, and thousands flock to the Church to pray for it's miraculous intervention. The Church is one of the most beautiful Churches in the Philippines.
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ONE OF THE HISTORICAL CHURCH IN MANILA .
The church was beautiful and the service was humbling. It was a very quite random night and a friend and I were just walking around downtown and saw hundreds of people holding candles outside of the church. We had to walk in ourselves. The attendees ranged from very rich to very poor and it was just touching to see so many people seeking something more.
Quiapo Church, also known as the Black Face Nazarene Church of Jesus, is a Catholic church, named for its life-size wooden black statues of Jesus. It is one of the most famous landmarks in Manila. Many believers still believe that the black statues of Jesus in churches have magical power and bring good luck to people.
As I struggled through a narrow lane under the swath of crowds, I saw a surge of people in front of the church, and there were cheerful chants, candles and flowers selling booths, which were holding Mass activities. At this time, I remember that today is the day of collective pilgrimage for Catholics every week.