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Happy Maundy (or Holy, whichever is more appropriate) Thursday, everyone! I know, why use ‘happy’ when it
says ‘maundy.’ Let’s just say, Maundy Thursday, everyone!
Morning was okay, at least. Otep was here. The only problem was when he was ‘playing’ with us, he got himself and us in a little trouble. He was getting the bottle of our ‘chewable’ vitamins for Vit. C. He got his tiny head bumped into our bench (which was wood) and he got a little bruise which had a bit blood showing but wasn’t really bleeding. That’s a relief. All the little boy needed was marshmallows to make his mood lighter. At least, he isn’t angry at us. Sorry, Otep! 🙂
In the afternoon, we went out to have ‘Visita Iglesia’ which is an act done during the Holy Week wherein we go to (probably) 7 churches and pray to each one. We went up, instead of down. A different route than before and last year. So I thought, ‘road trip.’
The first church we went was a bit old. There wasn’t really many people. Only the choir, and the people fixing the church. After what seemed like 10 minutes, we were off to a new one. Going farther.
Before we went to the second one, we stopped for a shop that had displays outside of wood carvings and stuff. Being the curious people our parents are, the went to check them out. But it turns out, they didn’t have anything back with them. On the road again, I noticed we had reached the barrier from our current province to the next one. So excited that I had been partially going the province where my ‘close’ friend lives before she moved in. The province of Sorsogon.
When reached the second and finished praying, we check the ‘marriage bulletin board.’ The people getting married are either having a big age gap or really young. The young age was 19 years old. But I won’t judge. If you really love the person, you are ready to face life with him/her until you die.
The third one was similar with the first one which was almost empty, too. What is up with churches and being empty inside? I just don’t get them. Anyway, this is the farthest church yet for today. We went back after this one.
The way back, we stopped for another similar shop which was also selling woodworks. While waiting for my ‘curious’ parents, we saw a boy that somewhat looked similar to a person in ‘showbiz’ that looks like him. He is even liked by girls and he isn’t really that handsome. He is funny bu not handsome. Anything but handsome. He is ‘Fafa Marlou.’ Peace, love, no hate! I even took a picture. XD Hahaha.
Before going to another church, we went to go for snacks. We found this ‘boat-like’ building and checked it out. It was a snack house. Like what I said, we got our snacks. It was awesome to see some books on that boat. It was awesome! Loved it! 😀
The fourth one we went to was the last one today. Yeah, I said, 7 churches but I didn’t say to do it in one day but you could. When we went to this one, there was a mass so better than to finish it. When it was finished, it was already about 6 p.m. so we’ll finish it tomorrow. This one wasn’t a church, it was a seminary.
The fourth one was very different. It was a seminary. I saw an actual ‘washing of the feet’ and they were transferring the ‘host’ or ‘the Holy Eucharist’ into a ‘container.’ The priest was a bit different, too. He uses ‘f’ instead of ‘p’ so when he says ‘sakripisyo’, he says ‘sakrifisyo.’ ‘Sakripisyo’ means ‘sacrifice’, if you didn’t know (even though it was a bit obvious.) They use a different instrument instead of a bell. It looks like a chopping board but when you turn it around and shake it, it makes a sound. I saw what it looks like when they were transferring the Holy Eucharist. Speaking of, when the priest was done with the prayer, we were left there. He didn’t even conclude which was weird and we were stuck thinking of what to do next. Some had the initiative to leave like us and it was getting late.
Well, that for this year’s Maundy Thursday. It was awesome and fun especially with the ‘road trip’ and new places even though it wasn’t finished. Tomorrow, we’ll probably finish it. That’s all for today. Have a blessed Holy Week everyone.
Only 1 month and 3 days before our anniversary! 😀 Can’t wait! By the way, the sign on the title is called ‘pax.’ —> ☧ <—- ☧ax = I saw some today so why not make it in the title. 🙂