Sunday, April 8, 2012

San Roque Parish Church (Zamboanga City)

4th church stop. This is also my first time to see San Roque's church... i love how each church we went to has its own character... this one feels the most friendly for me... i don't know why, but that's how i feel when we got there. 

It looks big from the outside, and a lot bigger once you enter... It also has a big courtyard... very spacious inside and out. :-)
church's facade...
this is the site that will welcome you once you step at the entrance...
more photos after the jump....Please click "Read more"




view from the side... it has a 2nd floor that looks spacious as well....this time i want to point out 2 things at the altar... the image of the risen Christ and the Last Meal stained glass on top of the altar... closer images of the 2 below... 
i am just curious that many catholic church these days have image of risen Christ on top of the altar... i grew up used to the crucified image... 
and this one really made me smile... i have encountered this version of the Last Supper before too! This was made by Joey Velasco, a Filipino artist. He wanted to depict Christ's last meal as sharing it with Filipino kids... each kid in that table actually represent a real kid that the artist actually met...

there's a documentary of the artist's thoughts on the painting. Here's the link:
Kambas ng Lipunan

side entrance/exits....
view of the main entrance from inside... photo of that round stained glass on top is provided below...

closer look of the entrance...

side hallways... you can just imagine how big the church is (i mean at least compared to other church in zamboanga that is) because aside from the big interior, it has this hallway plus a spacioud courtyard.
marbled for the holy water
this and the Virgin Mary's add to the charm of the church... the grottos outside...



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San Roque Parish Church
San Roque, Zamboanga City
Visita Iglesia Zamboanga
April 21, 2011



4 comments:

  1. I was here during the dedication of the Church after the renovation and a lot has improved since, like the courtyard.
    I like the Last Supper stained glass.
    The parish priest here, Fr. Alain is friendly and brotherly, maybe it helped give a friendly ambience....

    I will share the blog with him...

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  2. hah! this is our church but we have mass at sta.maria. lolz. :)

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    1. hehe kaya pala ganun yung comment mo sa sta maria church post ko... :-)

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