Limasawa Island marks quincentennial of First Easter Mass

FIRST EASTER MASS. Performers reenact the First Mass during the quincentennial program on Wednesday (March 31, 2021). The earliest recorded Mass in the Philippine territory was held in Limasawa on March 31, 1521. It was officiated by Fr. Pedro de Valderama, chaplain of the Magellan-Elcano expedition. (Screengrab from Quincentennial of the First Easter Mass FB page)

A simple celebration held in the island town of Limasawa, Southern Leyte markIng the 500th anniversary of the First Easter Mass in the Philippines

 March 31, 2021

TACLOBAN CITY – A simple celebration was held Wednesday in the island town of Limasawa, Southern Leyte to mark the 500th anniversary of the First Easter Mass in the Philippines.Hundreds of pre-selected pilgrims, government officials, and Roman Catholic priests flocked to the island town to… Read More

OPAV takes over functions of quincentennial body in Visayas

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 March 31, 2021

CEBU CITY– The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) has assumed the responsibility of the National Quincentennial Commission (NQC) in overseeing quincentennial events in the Visayas amid the rising coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the National Capital… Read More

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