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From here they either carry crosses made from wood or choose to flagellate their wounded, blood stained backs with strips of ropes tied with broken glasses or sharp objects. Most are barefoot and stripped to their waste. Town folks of Pampanga who volunteer to undergo flagellation and crucifixion do so in serious belief that their participation in the rites will help them in their material life and eventually open heaven’s door for them. The locals believe that many of the local penitents participate in the re-enactment of the passion of Christ as a way of atoning for their sins or as a form of sacrifice dedicated to the eternal rest of their departed loved ones or as a way of reaffirming their faith.


Pampanga San Pedro CutudPhoto from:

Pampanga San Pedro CutudPhoto from:

Participation in the Lenten rites varies. Some may choose to carry the cross and just flagellate themselves, while others choose to be crucified. The Lenten practice of the re-enactment of the Way of the Cross has been observed in the province since the 1950’s and the re-enactment of the Crucifixion started in 1962 with Artemio Anoza of Apalit, Pampanga. A friend from Pampanga has an uncle who has been a regular participant in this procession. It has been his vow of faith ever since the late 70’s the year he first joined the flagellations. Usually penitents practice flagellation for years in keeping with their vows. They believe that their participation in this Lenten rite has helped them and their families survive several crisis and trials in life. Each of these devotees interestingly has their own experiences to tell.


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