Sacred Absence: El Capitan takes a few hours off

For close to four hours yesterday, Tacloban Fiesta Day June 30, 2010, unknowing church goers find a bare altar at the Sto. Niño Parish Church with the Child Jesus image conspicuously missing.

The El Capitan leaves its pedestal as it goes on a fluvial and land procession.

The bare retablo with a “missing” Sto. Niño happens only once a year, briefly for a few hours.

It is a rare sight.


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~ by gerryruiz on 1 July 2010.

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