Saturday, March 10, 2012

A COLLECTION OF CATHOLIC CHURCHES IN THE PHILIPPINES

Sta. Monica Parish @ Pan-ay, Capiz, 1774
Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion in the Philippines. Almost 80 percent of it's population are Roman Catholics. This is due to Spanish colonization and influence as they occupy our country for about 333 years. Along with the religion they brought are the churches which are considered to be the "House of God or Worship". Churches are scattered all over the country, most of them are historical. Historical in the sense that they were not only built for over a hundred years now but most churches were made as refuge during natural disaster, and war. Some churches served as protection from pirates. Some church were beautifully built while some were bounded with simplicity. Churches also have different interesting stories behind them.



Before, I don't have much interest on collecting images of churches in the country but as I am scanning all photos I've taken from the past travels, I noticed that there are lot of pictures with church as subject. So, I decided to compile them into one post. Here are some example of those churches....

LUZON:
St. Rose of Lima Church @ Bacacay, Albay, 1660

San Agustin Church @ Bay, Laguna, 1802

Our Lady of Assumption Parish Church @ Guinobatan, Albay, 1688

Immaculate Concepcion Chruch @ Manila, 1581


St. Paul Church @ Vigan, 1574


St. John the Baptist Church @ Camalig, Albay, 1842


St. John the Evangelist Cathedral @ Naga City, 1595


St. Gregory the Great Cathedral @ Legaspi City,1834


St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Church @ Dupax, Nueva Viscaya, 1835


St. Raphael  the Archangel Parish Church @ Pili, Camarines Sur, 1870

St. Dominic Cathedral @ Bayombong, Nueva Viscaya, 1966
St. John the Baptist Church, Goa Camarines Sur, 1701

Holy Cross Parish, Nabua Camarines Sur

Our Lady of Penefrancia Basilica, Naga City, Camarines Sur 
St. gregory the Great, Majayjay, Laguna, 1573

VISAYAS:

St. Joseph Cathedral @ Tagbilaran City, 1798

Immaculada Concepcion Church @ Baclayon, Bohol


San Nicolas de Tolentino Church @ Guimbal,Iloilo,1774

St. John de Sahagun @ Tigbauan, Iloilo, 1787

San Roque Parish Church @ Larena, Siquijor

St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral, 1754

San Pedro Church @ Loboc, 1602

Santo Tomas de Villanueva @ Miag-ao, Iloilo ,1787

St. Anne Parish Church @ Molo, Iloilo, 1831

San Agustin Parish @ Panglao, Bohol, 1782



St. Francis of Asisi Church @ Siquijor, 1781

MINDANAO:


St. James Parish Church @ Dapitan City, 1871


Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cathedral @ Dipolog City, 1894
St. Agustine Cathedral @ Cagayan de Oro City, 1845


San Pedro Cathedral @ Davao City, 1847
Christ The King Church, Tagum City, Davao del Norte
More churches to com....
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