Sunday, March 29, 2015

Old Churches of Cavite:
General Trias Church

      The 4th destination of our Cavite church tour brought us to the town of General Trias, named after the 1st Vice President of the Philippine Republic, Mariano Trias. Their church is also known as The Parish of Saint Francis of Assisi.

     The first stone structure was built in 1769 and it underwent a series of  repairs, refurbishing, and expansion through the decades. It was only in 1989 to 1991 that the church was restored to it's original look.




    And as always, stepping inside an old church is like a journey back in a time way way long before you were born.





      A gilded retablo leads the eye to the dome ceiling that depict the Apostles when the Holy Spirit descended upon them as tongues of fire.



 
     The town's patron saint, Francis of Assisi, is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. He founded the religious order from which later came the missionaries that established many churches in the Philippines.


Off to the next church. But first, let me do a selfie :P

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