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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

the church of Morong......St. JEROME'S PARISH


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name:a.m. carranza age: 28 sex: male hometown: anda pangasinan workplace: ortigas pasig residence: binangonan rizal.
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...............makes me feel like a nomad now. but as they say, where is home to a restless heart? well, I'll guess this time around I have to face the reality that rizal will be my 2nd home, something that I never imagined before. All I know is that Rizal is a place sanctioned by mountains and that life here, despite its proximity in NCR is generally hard.


Maybe I have a lot of wrong impressions after all. And since I will be stuck here for quite sometime, I decided to explore this place more and expose its beauty. Let me start in Morong Rizal.......
Morong is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines with  a population of 50,538.  It borders the towns of Binangonan, Angono and Teresa.  A popular attraction is Spanish-era St. Jerome's Parish Church.

Morong Church Rizal

St. Jerome's Parish Church in Morong

It is a 17th-century church constructed wholly through donations by the town residents. It features the work of Chinese craftsmen and has a four-storey octagonal bell tower.

Morong Church Rizal

the intricate details are admirable....


Morong Church Rizal

what can I say, iconic.....

Since we were not able to go home for All Saints day November 1, we decided to try this place. Odd because we didn't see any candle vendors prevalent in most Philippine  churches. So the plan of offering candles to our dead relatives failed. We just prayed inside.

Morong Church Rizal

there were no worshipers that time...


Morong Church Rizal

me and my favorite blue polo in the entrance...

Morong Church Rizal

talk about grand entrance.......

So if you are planning to pass by the area, be sure not to miss this church. A cultural icon indeed.

Morong Church Rizal

changes color in the afternoon sun......

By the way, thanks to Dong Ho  since it was him who made me aware of the existence of this place....salamat for sparking my curiosity....

40 comments:

  1. I recall saw this church in Dong Ho's site. This church is really beautiful

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  2. astig! buti naman at napuntahan mo siya. lapit mo nga talaga diyan. i like that church.

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  3. beautiful perfect for your wedding! ;D

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  4. yeah--it's because of him I got curious of this church since it's just a few kilometers away from my residence.

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  5. the donG ---thanks to you. kung hindi wala akong muang--hehe

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  6. Chyng---hehe. anu kaba. sa Pangasinan kami magpapakasal. sa gubat.lol

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  7. i like the 2nd and 3rd photos,perfect for a post card..

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  8. ganda nang pagkakuha moh sa church... it makes us appreciate the church more... beautiful indeed... ingatz... Godbless! -di

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  9. lerry--- cge-padala ko yung postcard su--hehe

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  10. Dhianz---uo. at least di scary and dating kasi sa personal medyo scary e. hehe

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  11. Wow! The facade and details of the church is amazing & beautiful. An artwork indeed. Your photos are great. They really captured the beauty and serenity of the church/place. :-)

    Sana makapunta ako dyan.

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  12. the exterior of the church is wonderful. it's like one of the grand churches in spain.

    nice! dyan ako ikakasal. hehe. just dreaming. but who knows?

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  13. ibang level na rin to ng pasyal pasyal!

    i was there 3 years ago (i think)... maganda at very solemn ang loob.

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  14. dyosa ---yeah. I love the details of the church. intricate

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  15. .pOot! ---bata kapa para sa kasal. hehe. uo. parang European ang dating.

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  16. Kosa---talaga? cool. solemn nga e. halos walang tao nung andon kami. nasa sementeryo sila lahat. hehe

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  17. Love the pics! The intricate designs are amazing! Dito ko lng nalaman ang tungkol sa Morong...thanks for sharing!And Oh by the way,thanks for visiting my abode...teecee!

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  18. Jag ---I'm glad that trough my blog nalaman mo to. It's fun visiting your blog.....

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  19. napaka-ornate naman ng simabahn. but i dont like the interior. ang simple. haha.

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  20. Ang ganda! I haven't been to Morong yet but I will definitely visit this one time. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Liz---if you are in the area. take advantage of it.

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  22. darkhorse---nadali mo. antigo talaga kung sa antigo.

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  23. very intricately designed church! I just came back from Sabah. If it's not due to the lack of time, I really wish to fly to the nearest airport in the Philippines! Will have the chance!

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  24. eunice~---it's preferrable that when you go to the Philippines, you plan for it. Unless you want adventure which includes being stranded or stuffs like that. hehe. peace out.

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  25. here also have so many church
    but not so many people use it
    ;)

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  26. joegrimjow---I guess that's the trend these days. like in Europe.

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  27. astig ka talaga sa pasyalan..malayo pa ang iyong mararating pag hindi ka matigil sa kalalakad. he he he

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  28. wow this church is quite extravagant! and Im also not aware na may ganitong church sa pinas! wish i can visit that place too!

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  29. galing mo na talaga sa photography. klarong klaro ang details. ganda naman ng church. gala mo naman ako jan minsan. meron bang water spa dun? hehehe

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  30. alkapon---baka namn mapagod ako nyan kung di ako titigil--lol

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  31. Islander---wlang water spa-church yan JP--church. hehe. salamat sa flickr.hehe

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  32. cyndirellaz---extravagang---hmmm. I like the term. yeah. pero nasa dulo na ng world kasi ang Murong. lol

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  33. ang ganda ng simbahan, ah!
    linggo nga pala ngayon
    time for church
    hehe

    happy sunday!

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  34. Raft3r---uo linggo ngyn kaya tigilan mo muna mag-post ng tingkol sa papaya sa blog mo. lol

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  35. ganda pala ng church ng Morong... mapupuntahan ko rin yan minsan... =p

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  36. TAGA Morong ako, did I tell you?!! :):)

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  37. Tunay na maipagmamalaki ang simbahan ng Morong. Isa ito sa dinarayo sa bayan ng Morong.

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  38. yay! thanks to you ngkaidea nako san next nmin pupuntahan...^_^nice blog...

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