10 January 2019, The Tablet

Faith in Pictures: Thousands turn out to honour Black Nazarene


More than five million people turned out in Manila on Wednesday to honour the Black Nazarene.


Faith in Pictures: Thousands turn out to honour Black Nazarene

Thousands of devotees turned out to Rizal Park in Manila on 9 Jan for the Black Nazarene Festival
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Devotees pull the rope from the life-size statue of the Black Nazarene ROUELLE UMALI/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

More than five million people turned out in downtown Quiapo district in Manila on Wednesday to honour a life-size statue of Christ known as the Black Nazarene. The life-size statue of Jesus was carved from dark wood in Mexico in the 16th century in Mexico and taken to the Philippines in 1606. Here, devotees pull the rope from the Black Nazarene. Many believe that the statue, and the attendant rope, have healing powers.

 

Devotees try to touch the life-size statue of the Black Nazarene

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Devotees try to touch the life-size statue of the Black Nazarene as it passes through Chinatown, Manila

 

Workers move Adas Israel synagogue one block south to its new location to be incorporated into the Capital Jewish Museum in Washington

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Workers move Adas Israel synagogue one block south to its new location to be incorporated into the Capital Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 2019. The 142-year-old structure is D.C. oldest synagogue. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI

 

An exterior view the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ, the biggest cathedral in the Middle East, in the new administrative capital during the Coptic Orthodox Christmas Eve

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An exterior view the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ, the biggest cathedral in the Middle East, in the new administrative capital during the Coptic Orthodox Christmas Eve 

 

Metropolitan Kirill of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye conducts a Christmas liturgy at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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Metropolitan Kirill of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye conducts a Christmas liturgy at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas according to the Julian calendar. 

 

A Christmas liturgy at the Epiphany Cathedral in Tomsk, Russia

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A Christmas liturgy at the Epiphany Cathedral in Tomsk, Russia. T

 

Malu Dreyer (SPD), Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, looks through a star at the reception of the star singers

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Malu Dreyer (SPD), Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, looks through a star at a reception for the 'Star Singers'. The Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate received the singers from the dioceses of Mainz, Limburg, Speyer and Trier as well as from the parishes of St. Peter and St. Emmeran in the State Chancellery

 

An expert in wood restoration is working on the historic Buchholz-Grüneberg organ in the Demmin church of St. Bartholomaei.

Experts have begun to save the organ from destruction by the woodworm.

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An expert in wood restoration is working on the historic Buchholz-Grüneberg organ in the Demmin church of St. Bartholomaei. Experts have begun to save the organ from destruction by the woodworm. 

 

 

 


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