Sunday, January 15, 2017

HERMANIDAD DE SANTO NIÑO DE TERNATE

HERMANIDAD DE SANTO NIÑO DE TERNATE
(Confraternity of the Holy Child Jesus of Ternate)


January 24, 2016

3rd Sunday of January


Celebrating the feast of Santo Nino by a Mass in his honor. Every year, a child (boy) acts as the Hermano Mayor. A Mass for the families of the Hermano Mayor was held in the morning and in the dusk before the procession. The Hermano Mayor is usually dressed in formal wear to the Mass in the morning and dress like the image of the Santo Nino clothing image of the Mass and procession at dusk. After the procession, the transfer of Bara Alta was held to the next Hermano Mayor led by the parish priest.

Hermanidad is a Spanish word which means Brotherhood. The feast of the Holy Child Jesus as celebrated by the people of Ternate, Cavite and devotees was led by a Hermano, an individual chosen to lead the festivities. For the said event, the Hermano would be a Boy. It will start with a Holy Mass and then followed by a Procession of the Santo Niños and the patron saint Santo Niño de Ternate. Hermanidad is a regular practice among many church organizations and the Hermanidad dedicated to the Santo Niño conducts annually on every third Sunday of January (The feast of the Santo Niño/Holy Child) for Catholics and for the Aglipayans, a week after.

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Hermanidad de Santo Nino de Ternate (Catholic) 2016



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Hermanidad de Santo Nino de Ternate (Aglipayan) 2016

Sunday, January 8, 2017

FEAST DAY OF THE HOLY CHILD JESUS OF TERNATE


FEAST DAY OF THE HOLY CHILD JESUS OF TERNATE
(Ang Kapistahan ng Mahal na Poong Santo Niño de Ternate)





FEAST DAY OF THE HOLY CHILD JESUS OF TERNATE
(Ang Kapistahan ng Mahal na Poong Santo Niño de Ternate)


The feast of Santo Niño de Ternate is celebrated annually on January 6. Since the Santo Niño de Ternate is widely known for the many miracles attributed to it, religious devotees from all over Cavite as well as from neighboring provinces (Batangas, Bataan and Rizal Laguna, Bulacan, and ZambalesProvinces specifically) flock every year to Ternate to attend the patron saint’s feast day.


Holy Mass will be celebrated as early as 4 am followed by Holy Mass at 5 am, 6 am, 7am and 8 am (depending on the schedule). The Con-celebrated Mass will be conducted at 9:30 am and led by the Holy Bishop of the Diocese of Imus with the clergy of the Diocese. At 6 pm, Holy Mass will be celebrated. After the Holy Mass, the Procession of the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Santo Nino de Ternate will be conducted. On the start of the procession, fireworks display is usually held and usually provided by the Parishioners and Devotees of the Santo Nino de Ternate.


It is no wonder that the Santo Nino is held in great veneration not only the Mardicas themselves and the inhabitants of the neighboring towns but also by the people from faraway places particularly Batangas and Rizal, since then many pilgrims may be seen in Ternate. Because of the big number of people flock in to Ternate every January 6, not all of them could be accommodate in all the houses of the Ternateno. Hence, there is always a necessity of putting up temporary sheds for the devoted worshipers. On this day, buses and all sort of vehicles are to enter the town due to overcrowding of the worshipers; the native residents of Ternate could not afford to attend to them all.






The image of the Santo Niño de Ternate had changed his vestments on January 5, 
after the caracol and holy mass in his honor


 Santo Niño de Ternate (Catholic)


Santo Niño de Ternate (Aglipayan)
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