Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    by C.K. Now that winter is over and spring had finally sprung, it’s time to spend more outdoors than indoor activities.  I’m  sure that even the pets we have wants to wonder around in this wonderful weather.  I just got a glimpse of the crocuses on our rock garden and a few perennials  coming back from [...]

    Read full post »


Visitors to Pinoytimes





Page added on April 30, 2013

Email this to a friendEmail This Post Email This Post                      Printable versionPrint This Post Print This Post

PABASA sa Mahal na Hesukristo – A Holy Week Tradition

PABASA sa Mahal na Hesukristo – A Holy Week Tradition thumbnail

Sponsored by K of C – San Lorenzo Ruiz Council 14767 @ Chopstix Restaurant Calgary

By: Tata “Tatsky” Gascon-Delos Reyes

The life and suffering of Jesus Christ was once again narrated in this annual religious tradition practiced by many Filipinos all over the world.  Pasyon or Pabasa are verses structured in stanzas of five lines, with each line containing eight syllables. Commonly sung during Holy Week, the reading of the Pasyon is a practice in the Philippines where people gather around the reader of the Pasyon to chant and reflect. To many, it is a “panata”.  A solemn promise to oneself to do a course of action as part of one’s religious vow.

I had the chance to participate last March 28th and 29th at the Chopstix Restaurant in 17th Avenue SE, a Pabasa sponsored by the Knights of Columbus All-Filipino Council. It was indeed such an experience.  The whole 206 narrative pages of the entire Pasyon Book was chanted and narrated by myself and a few more participants from the Council.  In 17 hours after,  we finished the entire set. This started as a tradition to Lydia when she co-owned Barrio Fiesta back in the days. Now that she owns the smaller Chopstix Restaurant, she continued on as this was her “panata” to the Lord Jesus Christ and as her way of giving back for all the blessings the family receives each year. It is her first time to approach the All-Filipino Knights of Columbus San Lorenzo Ruiz Council 14767 to lead her annual Holy Week vow. The group of men did not fail her and indeed made it a successful 2013 Holy Week “Pabasa”.









RELATED STORIES

  • No Related Post


LATEST HEADLINES

COMMUNITY NEWS

FCSC Spring Birthday Bash thumbnail FCSC Spring Birthday Bash
MISS EARTH ALBERTA 2018 thumbnail MISS EARTH ALBERTA 2018
Health Minister Hoffman gets to know more about Medicus, the clinic with `malasakit’ thumbnail Health Minister Hoffman gets to know more about Medicus, the clinic with `malasakit’
Cities and Scientific Community unite to plan an ambitious new climate change agenda Global Mayors Summit lays the groundwork for science based, action-oriented policies at the city level to combat climate change. thumbnail Cities and Scientific Community unite to plan an ambitious new climate change agenda Global Mayors Summit lays the groundwork for science based, action-oriented policies at the city level to combat climate change.

PINOY STORIES

National Youth Commission triples consultancy fees, foreign travel expenses under Aiza Seguerra thumbnail National Youth Commission triples consultancy fees, foreign travel expenses under Aiza Seguerra

HAVE YOUR SAY

HAVE YOUR SAY Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, dolor sit ipsum.

PROMOTIONAL BLOCK

PROMOTIONAL BLOCK Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, dolor sit ipsum.

TRAVEL NEWS



PINOY TOONS


Tags