MANILA - FILIPINAS -festive Quiapo | lights adorn the Quiapo Church as thousands wait for the return of the Black Nazarene from a procession. The carriage carrying the image left the church Jan 8 and was displayed overnight at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. The return commemorates the first procession to transfer the Black Nazarene from a church in Intramuros to the Minor Basilica in Quiapo on Jan. 9, 1767. Feast of the Black Nazarene Quiapo, Manila Philippines
Why the depiction of a black Madonna and child in European art? Are these unfounded notions, or are these depictions birthed from historical reality? A reality that would eventually become hidden, suppressed, and deemed politically incorrect?
Saint Moses the Black (Coptic: (330–405), (also known as Abba Moses the Robber, the Ethiopian and the Strong) was an ascetic monk and priest in Egypt in the fourth century AD, and a notable Desert Father.
Real Constantine with St. helen. 27 February c. 272 AD – 22 May 337 AD, also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine, Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 AD. Constantine enacted many administrative, financial, social, and military reforms to strengthen the empire. Saint Helen (c. 250 – c. 330) mother of Constantine, an important figure in the history of Christianity and the world due to her influence on her son and her own contributions in placing Christianity at the heart of Western…