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Quiapo Black Nazarene Schedule and Procession Route
In his student days, Tutubi avoided Quiapo during the Nazareno fiesta due to heavy traffic and instead pass by Sta. Cruz via Avenida from Sampaloc, where he lived, on his way to the university where he graduated.
This time, the usually crowded procession will take a different route to avoid problems of too many people squeezing themselves in such a small area in Quiapo.
herewith is the information on Quiapo's Nazareno procession route and schedule of activities: 2009 Black Nazarene Theme:
“Poong Hesus Nazareno, lumalapit kami sa inyo sa aming kababaang loob at kahirapan [Our Blessed Black Nazarene, we come to you in all humility].”
Quiapo Church Mass schedules and other Black Nazarene activities
Daily Novena masses from December 31, 2008 to January 8, 2009 at 5:45 p.m. Street masses at 7:00 p.m. from January 2 to January 7
January 7: procession of the Replicas of the Black Nazarene 2 p.m.
January 8: Healing Mass at 5pm January 8 (Thursday) followed by the traditional “Pahalik sa mahal na Poong Nazareno [A Kiss for the Black Nazarene]” and vigil
7:00 a.m. A concelebrated mass by Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Rosales
8:30 a.m. Procession of the image of the Black Nazarene from Luneta to Quiapo Church
Black Nazarene procession route:
Starting point: Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta (Rizal Park) to pass through Burgos St. (in front of Manila City Hall and Mehan Graden) McArthur Bridge, through Plaza Lacson towards Rizal Avenue (Avenida), right turn on Claro M. Recto, right to Legarda (Mendiola), Arlegui St., Quezon Boulevard, Palanca St., Villalobos, Plaza Miranda, and then to Quiapo Church.
Safety reminder: be wary of your belongings, including your wallets and cellphones and digital cameras as the place, even if it's a religious festivity, is littered with pickpockets. :(