The Black Nazarene
The Black Nazarene is a holy life – size iconic statue depicting Jesus Christ of the Nazareth carrying the cross to the Calvary Hill. I serves as a visual reminder that Jesus Christ accepted and underwent severe pain and suffering for our salvation.
Currently, the Black Nazarene is enshrined at the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, popularly called “Quiapo Church” in the Philippines. There are three other popular names used to refer to the Black Nazarene which include:
- Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno (Spanish)
- Mahal na Pong Nazareno (Filipino)
- Itim na Nazareno (Filipno)
The Black Nazarene is believed by millions of devotees around the world, particularly the Filipinos, to be a channel/medium through which countless miracles, blessings and graces flow from Jesus Christ to them who fervently believe in His saving work of sacrifice — carrying the cross for us and dying to save us.
It is estimated that through the said iconic image as a channel, there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of unreported and unaccounted answered prayers like healing and recovery from serious illness, help in times of financial difficulties, passing the bar/board examination, getting a local employment or overseas job and a lot more (click here to view other Miracles of Jesus).
Through the years, the statue (Black Nazarene) depicting Jesus Christ of Nazareth carrying a cross stands strong as a solid reminder to all devotees that Jesus accepted and underwent severe pain and suffering for our salvation.
May we be guided therefore that every time we see the Black Nazarene (statue), may we reminded that our Savior Lord Jesus Christ has carried the cross for us.
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The Feast of the Black Nazarene
The Feast of the Black Nazarene, also referred to as the Black Nazarene Feast, is not really a feast for the iconic image as other people are thinking about it. This is a common misconception of the critics of the Black Nazarene Feast. They thought that the Catholic community is celebrating the feast in honor of the iconic image.
The Black Nazarene Festival, as other devotees call it, is actually a Feast of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. It is a feast celebrated in honor of Jesus Christ who accepted and underwent severe pain and suffering for our salvation. It just so happen that the iconic image used in the procession during the feast is dark colored that is why people were used to call it as the Feast of the Black Nazarene.
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The Feast of the Black Nazarene is a feast held in honor of Jesus Christ of Nazareth who accepted and underwent severe pain and suffering for our salvation.