Wednesday, April 20, 2011

St. Michael the Archangel Basilica Minore (Tayabas, Quezon)

St. Michael the Archangel Basilica Minore

 From the time we entered till the time we left, the beggar tugged the heartstrings not by sharing his story but by sitting there silently, not budging, instead extending out his palm in help.
 Love the detail on the church door

 Simple yet elegant ceiling and chandeleirs

Looking back at what made me love this church, I think it was because of it's  low-key appearance. No ornate, overpowering images.
Note  St Michael the Archangel, the chuch's namesake in the middle of the altar. 

 Offering baskets


 Imposing on the outside, beautifully simple on the inside

 Mane and cornik - over the bakod (it's beside the tricycle stand)

While everyone was making their way to Lucban for the Pahiyas Festival, we snuck a peek at the Tayabas Church and were amazed at  this amazing basilica that was rebuilt in 1856. (The Franciscan first built the church using local materials like kawayan, anahaw and nipa.)

Currently undergoing renovation,  note the missing plank in the ceiling, the faded paint, but it does not take away from the beauty of this church.

It truly deserves it's tag as one of the country's most beautiful churches. Refreshing, maybe because of the mostly light blue hue of the inside, it was worth it to be late for the Pahiyas fest. 

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