Saturday, April 12, 2014

Homes of Christian Faith

The Philippines is known as the largest christian nation in Asia with over 90% of its population claiming membership to the faith. It is the fifth biggest Christian nation in the world, which is a big thing considering the country's size. 

Christianity was brought about to the country by the Spanish friars in the 1500's in Cebu by Magellan, a Spaniard known the world over in countless history books as a great navigator following only closely to the popularity of Christopher Columbus.

When I say popularity here,  mean textbook popularity so haters please find something else to flame about. Whether you liked them or not, when the words ancient navigator  or  discoverer of worlds came about, you hear these two names. (Even if they both found these new worlds by essentially getting lost).

Short history lesson aside, the country's embrace to Christianity, can be traced all the way back to the 300 years of Spanish Rule.  

This can be seen in the structures, both old and new around the country that has been preserved to serve as a reminder of their converted faith. 

I'll be doing a separate segment on some of these structures in the future.

                                                                                                             - Grim

A Cross from the Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City

The Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City

Paoay Church, Ilocos Sur

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