Devotion to faith
devotion to faith
Self-flagellation practices were adopted by Filipinos and mixed with together with pagan roots during the Spanish colonization almost 500 years ago. Today, you can still see some Christians practicing flagellation in the Philippines as a form of devout worship and personal sacrifice, sometimes in addition to self-crucifixion. Philippines
People singing the "Bato Balani sa Gugma" at Cebu's Santo Nino Basilica during Sinulog Mass. The main festival is held each year on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City to honor the Santo Nino. The Sinulog is a dance ritual that commemorates the Filipino people's pagan past and their acceptance of Christianity. Cebu, Philippines.