If you think Immaculate Conception is old,this one is ooooold.If you feel that Immaculate Conception is wow, this one is woooooooow!Yang ganyang pakiramdam.:p
There's beauty in old age.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF PAN-AY CHURCH.
"Sta. Monica Parish Church stands as a reminder of the First Christian Faith in the island. In 1566, Fr. Martin de Rada, O.S.A was the first to proclaim the Gospel in the island of panay at the riverbank of Bamban (now known as the town of Panay). Now, Panay is known as the Heritage Capital of Capiz because of the rich history and the deep culture it owns.
Sta. Monica Parish Church is a 3 century-old church which homes the biggest bell in Asia. The bell was cast in 1878 from 70 sacks of coins, 7 ft. wide by 7 ft high, weigh of 10,400 kilograms (10.4 tons).
Sta. Monica Parish Church is internationally renowned Parish Church, declared a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Institute, and a National Cultural Treasure in 2004 by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts." --SOURCE
We were told by the guide that the church was made of coral and this giant piece of wood was one of the beams of the original church.The wood is still on display at the right isle of the church when facing the altar.Other wood from the old church were reused for the stations of the cross tablets adorning the side walls.
We were then directed to the front corner of the church to the stairs leading to the bell tower.
I am actually confused now.Some claim Pan-ay Church Bell is the Biggest in Asia,some say it's only 3rd.For whatever is true,I lay witness to how big it is.It can actually fit a few people standing inside it.Huge,huge!And there are also many bells around it.At the bell tower is a constellation of bells of different sizes.Cute
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