Apr. 15, 2023 11:14 AM
The image of the Black Nazarene covered in glass and mounted on truck ready for its Good Friday 2023 motorcade procession (Photo by Social Communications Ministry (SOCCOMM), Quiapo Church)
Opposite to last year’s Nazareno Motorcade Procession, that only lasted five minutes, this Holy Week Nazareno Motorcade Procession is totally a success one. The replica image of the Nazareno was mounted on a truck with Rev. Fr. Rufino Seson, Jr., Rector and Parish Priest of the Quiapo Church, together with Rev. Fr. Hans Magdurulang, Parochial Vicar, Rev. Fr. Earl Allyson Valdez and Rev. Fr. Paul Gungon, Attached Priests of the Quiapo Church.
The motorcade procession lasted one hour and nineteen minutes. It started at 11:14 pm, Thursday, April 6, earlier than 12:01 am, April 7, which is the original expected departure time. There were approximately twenty thousand devotees who participated in the event. The Nazareno safely returned to the Quiapo Church at 12:33 am on April 7.
Upon arrival, the replica image was taken to a safe place at the adoration chapel inside the Quiapo Church until Saturday. Despite this, about five thousand devotees still stayed inside the church for a closing prayer led by Fr. Sescon, Jr.
– Alfrein O. Quirionez | EIAM & ADRM
Hijos, devotees and other parishioners waiting from the inside of the church, along the streets where the venerated image passes by and back to the church, where they give praises and honor the Black Nazarene (Photos by Social Communications Ministry (SOCCOMM), Quiapo Church)