The Latest: ‘Traslacion’ 2019

By MB Online

Here are the latest updates on the procession of the image of the Black Nazarene:

Philippine Coast Guards keep watch as Filipino Roman Catholic devotees cross the bridge in a raucous procession of the Black Nazarene to celebrate its feast day Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Manila, Philippines. Tens of thousands of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined the annual procession of a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ to celebrate the Feast of the Black Nazarene which usually ends before dawn the next day. (AP Photo / Bullit Marquez/ MANILA BULLETIN)
Philippine Coast Guards keep watch as Filipino Roman Catholic devotees cross the bridge in a raucous procession of the Black Nazarene to celebrate its feast day Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo / Bullit Marquez/ MANILA BULLETIN)

January 9, 2019

4:00 AM: Around 260,000 devotees gather at the Quirino Grandstand for the morning prayer as 2,500 people attend the hourly mass in Quiapo church.

5:00 AM: The procession or ‘Traslacion’ officially starts. According to the Manila Police District, the number of devotees at Quirino Grandstand and Quiapo Church balloons to around 800,000 and 6,000, respectively.

7:00 AM: The ‘Andas’ passes by in front of Manila Hotel.

8:00 AM: The image reaches Bonifacio Shrine and the crowd count rises to approximately 190,000.

10:00 AM: The crowd and the image of the Black Nazarene crosses Manila City Hall.

11:16 AM: The ‘Andas’ reaches Jones Bridge

11:35 AM: The carriage of the Black Nazarene traverses Jones Bridge

12:00 PM: The image of the Black Nazarene turns to Dasmariñas St. heading to Plaza Sta. Cruz in Manila.

3:00 PM: 100,000 people flocks Quiapo Church while 260,000 devotees join the procession.

3:00 PM: Philippine Red Cross assists 850 patients, with blood pressure monitoring to 565 individuals, 224 patients with minor cases such as fainting, bruises and 8 major cases such as laceration, difficulty of breathing and dizziness.

3:30 PM: The carriage of Black Nazarene makes its way to Arlegui St.

4:20 PM: The ‘Andas’ is still in Arlegui St. heading towards Fraternal St.

7:00 PM: The image of the Black Nazarene is at the Farnecio St.

7:53 PM: The carriage turns to Arlegui St. from Nepomuceno St.

09:55 PM: The image of the Black Nazarene is at the Carcer St.

10:30 PM: The crowd and the image of the Black Nazarene are at Hidalgo St.

11:00 PM: The carriage of Black Nazarene is at San Sebastian Church for the traditional ‘Dungaw’ with the image of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

January 10, 2019

12:21 AM: The ‘Andas’ is at J.P De Guzman St.

2:21 AM: The procession ends as the image of the Black Nazarene enters Quiapo church.

Quiapo Church Parochial Vicar Fr. Danichi Hui says the image is expected to return to Quiapo before 3 a.m., Thursday.

Last year, the procession lasted for 22 hours.

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