“Salubong”(a Tagalog word meaning ” to welcome” or “to meet”) is a Filipino devotion that reenacts the meeting of the Virgin Mary and the resurrected Jesus Christ on Easter. Traditionally, Filipino Catholics observe the Salubong through a dawn (5 am) procession, however, other churches have it after the Easter Vigil Mass in the evening.
The statue of Mary, covered in a black mourning dress, is carried by the women along one route. The statue of the Risen Christ is carried by men along a different route. Crowds of people join both processions. Their destination is the church’s outdoor stage, decorated for the occasion, where the images of Jesus and Mary meet. A little girl dressed as an angel is lowered down to the ground to lift the veil from Mary’s statue. Then she joins a choir of children also dressed as Angels and they sing the Regina Coeli, a Marian antiphon prayed during Easter. This is the most awaited part of the Salubong, which symbolizes the end of her mourning after Jesus Christ’s death. Participants join in the celebration of the Resurrection and the end of Mary’s sorrow. Read more from this week’s Parish Bulletin>>>>>
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