Monday, September 26, 2011

October Devotion 2011: Opening Ceremony, Enthronement of the Image

September 25, 2011

Yesterday, the church is commemorating/honoring seamen. What a nice coincidence! The La Naval tradition is based on people who worked the seas, with her greatest triumph, the victory over the Dutch Forces in 1646.

The 5:00 pm Mass

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The Enthronement is scheduled after the 5 pm mass. After the mass, the image will be processed inside the Parish and transferred to her "throne" throughout the month of October.

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The "throne" already decorated with flowers

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Enthronement Procession

Procession route

As the image of Our Lady of La Naval is being processed, the Choir led by Bro. Ding will sing Inang Maria.

Sa iyong kandungan aking natikman
Ang unang pagmamahal
Kahit musmos pa, nariyan ka na
Kapiling ka aking ina.

Hanggang sa pagtulog, ikaw ay kasama
Hanggang sa buong magdamag
Ipinaghehele ng butihing nanay
Ang kanyang bunsong mahal.


Kahit kailan, kahit saan
Laman ka ng ala-ala
Tanging bituin, sa aki'y langit
Tanging puso sa dibdib
Inang sinisinta, SANTA MARIA.

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And the program begins, some changes were made to ensure that the activity will still end by 6:30 pm in time for the next mass

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Sacristans and angels leading the procession

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The Procession making its way in the main aisle of the Parish

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Showers of confetti to add color and excitement to the event, Viva!

Transferring the Image to her Throne

Preparing to transfer the image to her "throne"

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Took a while before the image was lifted from the trolley to the "throne". I thought having two bases ready will be easier but it turned out to be more confusing. Those lifting in front of the image where lifting her correctly, from the image body. Those positioned at the back were lifting the whole image including the base. Really took more time than expected communicating what should be done.

Image Enthroned

After a few minutes struggling lifting her from the trolley, the holes on the image's body not aligning with the screws etc long last we were able to move the image to her other base.

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Fr. Louie blessing the image

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Our Lady guarded by Knights...

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...and by angels

On with the Program. commentators leading the prayers

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Last Stretch of the Program, some announcements and singing of Salve Regina

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A Knight bidding farewell to his Queen

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Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae:
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus, exsules, filii Hevae.
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo, Advocata nostra,
illos tuos misericordes oculos
ad nos converte.
Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis, post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens: O pia: O dulcis
Virgo Maria.

After the last mass

October Devotion 2011

October Devotion 2011

October Devotion 2011

The Mother Butler group steps in and adds white tulle around the "throne" to protect the image and the altar decoration. Gearing up for the other activities in October.

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