January 28, 2011

Child King

The Feast of the Child Jesus occurs on the third Sunday of January but so many Filipinos have a devotion to the Santo Niño that January effectively has become his month. Three of the four biggest and most well-known festivals in the Philippines during January are dedicated to the Sto. Niño. He also has his own chapel in the Manila Cathedral.

image of the Santo Niño in the Manila Cathedral

15 comments:

Kaori said...

So handsome standing there! January must be a busy month for you then. Great photo :-D

alex said...

interesting depiction!

Leif Hagen said...

What a heavenly photo! Where is it taken? Manila Cathedral?
Happy weekend in advance

Olivier said...

c'est vraiment tres beau, et j'aime beaucoup le socle surlaquelle est posée la statue

Dina said...

Interesting to see the Child already wearing a crown.
Is the scene in back of him about manna?

Hilda said...

Dina:
Wish I knew the answer to your question, but I forgot to take notes when we were walking around the cathedral. Sorry. Couldn't even go in to take a front-on shot because the gates of all the side chapels were locked.

SRQ said...

Pretty capture -- like the angle.

Louis la Vache said...

Something of an extended Feast of the Epiphany, it would seem. Very interesting, Hilda.

Cezar and Léia said...

I would love visiting this Cathedral!
The image is beautiful, it's such an important moment, we need to keep His love always inside our hearts!
Have a nice weekend,
hugs
and purrs
Luna and mommy Léia

Halcyon said...

Nice statue and mosaic. Very fancy and ornate.

Jarart said...

Beautiful shot with great lighting.

Lois said...

It is quite lovely Hilda!

George said...

This looks like a beautiful chapel. The statue is wonderful, but I really like the mosaic behind the statue.

Jacob said...

Interesting. I hadn't realized the importance of the child.

Beautiful photo!

Francisca said...

The lighting here is just right, Hilda. Nice photo. I would have liked to go out to see/photograph some of these festivals... but if I'm not on the road, I am buried under work these days. You know how it is! :-) I did spend the day in Quiapo for Black Nazarene... that was fascinating.