Sunday, December 07, 2008

Bearers of the Cross

I am in a video posting mood lately. Here is one that attempts to explain the practice of the Good Friday crucifixions in San Fernando, Pampanga. Be warned that the video is highly graphic, and I would recommend caution in watching it.

EDIT: It seems YouTube really doesn't want this vid to be embedded. For your convenience, here is a link to the video. Again, I urge you to watch this at your own discretion due to some of the graphic scenes in it.


christopher said...

FYI The video says "no longer available."

christopher said...

Wow. This is a great find. I've seen clips and photos but this is very weel done. A far cry from Sinulog!

Archistrategos said...

Thank you! I've actually been meaning to post this video for a long time now but always found reason to delay it. Personally, I remain ambivalent to the whole tradition... And I'll definitely write about Sinulog/Santo Nino soon-- I've been reading about its history for a while now and there are many interesting facets to this devotion. The circumstances in which the Spaniards found it among the Cebuanos, particularly, offers a lot of interesting material and insights :)