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Camiguin’s Stations of the Cross

Camiguin’s Stations of the Cross

Thinking for a place to contemplate this Lenten season? Why not try visiting the Walkway to the Old Volcano in the island province of Camiguin. The place features a traditional Stations of Cross (Via Crucis) which stops are spread across a trail of average steepness. They said that the total length of the trail is 8 kilometers but it seemed shorter during our visit. The early part of the trail, probably up to the fifth stations (if I remember well), is pave with concrete stairs. The remaining portion of the pathway is somewhat a little penitence.

This very spot is the venue of the province’ Panaad festival which is held every holy week. It is also one of the only few Way of Sorrows that offer a scenic mountain side view. Indeed, a pilgrimage site with ecstatic beauty.

Walkway to the old volcano, Camiguin

Walkway to the old volcano, Camiguin

Camiguin Stations of the Cross: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

The following are the fourteen stations of the traditional Via Crucis:

I. Jesus is condemned to death

Camiguin Stations of the Cross: Jesus is condemed to death

Jesus is condemed to death

II. Jesus carries his cross

Camiguin's stations of the cross: Jesus carries his cross

Jesus carries his cross

III. Jesus falls the first time

Camiguin stations of the cross: Jesus falls the first time

Jesus falls the first time

IV. Jesus meets his mother

Camiguin's stations of the cross: Jesus meets his mother

Jesus meets his mother

V. Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross

Camiguin stations of the cross: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross

Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross

VI. Veronica wipes Jesus’ face

Camiguin's stations of the cross: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

VII. Jesus falls the second time

Camiguin's stations of the cross: Jesus falls the second time

Jesus falls the second time

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VIII. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

Camiguin stations of the cross: Jesus meets the women of jerusalem

Jesus meets the women of jerusalem

IX. Jesus falls the third time

Camiguin stations of the cross: Jesus falls the third time

Jesus falls the third time

X. Jesus is stripped off his garments

Camiguin's stations of the cross: Jesus is stripped of his garments

Jesus is stripped of his garments

XI: Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross

Camiguin's stations of the cross: Crucifixion

Crucifixion

XII. Jesus dies on the cross

Camiguin's stations of the cross: Jesus dies on the cross

Jesus dies on the cross

XIII. Jesus is taken down from the cross (Deposition or Lamentation)

Camiguin stations of the cross: Lamentation

Jesus is taken down from the cross (Deposition or Lamentation)

XIV. Jesus is laid in the tomb

Camiguin stations of the cross: Jesus is laid in the tomb

Jesus is laid in the tomb

The Way of Sorrows does not end in the last scene wherein Jesus Christ is laid in the tomb. During our visit, we continued the trek further on a rather faint trail. Surprisingly, what we found is The Resurrection scene.

The resurrection of Jesus

The resurrection

How to Get to Camiguin:

From Manila, you can take any airline that flies directly to Cagayan de Oro City (via Laguindingan International Airport). Several Transport services offers a ride from CDO to Balingoan Pier where there are RoRo’s that leave every 1-2 hours.

Another option is to take any plane to Cebu City and board on a Cebu Pacific direct flight to Camiguin.



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  • Places like this will always be the best spot for Holy Week activities. Nakakamiss gawin to kasi meron din kaming lugar na ganyan sa amin sa Albay. Kakamiss pero kaka stress sa dami ng tao.

    • iAn

      ahaha, bumisita ka ng maaga para wala masyadong tao. Hindi lang dapat sa Holy Week ginagawa ang pagninilay-nilay.

 
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