MEANING OF HOLY WEEK…

“Holy week for me is a public service. While many are on vacation with their family, we in the PDRRMO are on alert doing our duty to monitor and secure our kabaleyan, panata ko na po ito ever since.” Avenix Arenas, Pangasinan PDRRMO, Roman Catholic

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We in the Iglesia Ni Cristo, we don’t observe Holy Week it’s not written in the holy scripture, Jesus Christ died on the cross to redeem our sins, on our part as Christians we should follow how Christ had lived, renew our lives in order to be save and share our faith to others. The bible didn’t teach us to hurt ourselves to repeat what Christ had gone through when He died in the cross.” Edgardo Manuel, Lingayen, Iglesia Ni Cristo

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“Nagngingilin yon ang nakasanayan kahit ng mga ninuno namin kapag Semana Santa. Kaya hindi muna kami kakain ng karne at nanood din ng libot, yon ay panata namin” Shirly Sagupan, Binmaley, Roman Catholic

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“Hindi na katulad ng dati, na nagngingilin kami, malaki na ang ipinagkaiba busy na rin dito sa meat shop.” Nilda Ventura, Lingayen, Roman Catholic

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“Holy week means a time to pause, reflect and repent. It is a way of examining our inner self, our inner soul.  In strengthening our faith, we will be worthy to be followers of Christ so that we can serve others wholeheartedly.” – Liza Lanuza Quimzon, PSU-Lingayen Campus, Roman Catholic

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“Holy Week is a time for me to reflect on my Christian life with my family and my community. Community means other people outside my profession. Say yung may hinihingi pero palagi kong natatangihan. I also assist my wife in her many religious activities, as a companion, driver, etc.” —Dr. Westly Rosario, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Dagupan City

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“Holy Week for me is a time for me to reflect on God’s overflowing love and mercy, allowing the Lord to redeem us of our sins. It reminds me of God’s supreme sacrifice of His Son’s life and God’s love to His people.”—Carmela Palaganas, Dagupan City

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“We are driven to become one in Christ, this entails that regardless of whatever you have and wherever you are, is the genuine heart that brings you back to your core of God’s love. This is a way of showcasing the appreciation of God’s sacrifice which is more precious to be commemorated than any other events in our life.”—Darwin Berungoy, 4th years student, Pangasinan State University-Lingayen campus

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“Holy Week is the time when we truly and genuinely appreciate that Jesus will never leave us, that He is more powerful than death. He died on the cross to remind us that even though the cross ended his earthly life, that same cross would then be used as a prefiguration that He will soon rise again and continue to dwell in us forever. This Holy Week reminds us that the fact that Jesus is risen, He will never leave because the main reason that he died on the cross is the same reason why he has been resurrected–that He loves us–that He will continue in saying, “You are mine, I have called you by name, and that I am forever yours!”

The main theme of Holy Week is LOVE…”—Norman Caguioa, Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, San Carlos City

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