Pabasa sa Pasyong Mahal

Pasyón is a Philippine epic narrative of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of  Jesus Christ.  They have stanzas of five lines of eight syllables each, the standard elements of epic poetry are interwoven with a colourful, dramatic theme. The primary method of performing this text is its chanting during the Lenten season or Holy Week, and is a popular Filipino Catholic devotion. Musical accompaniment to the Pabasa is widely practiced though is by no means universal, and the most commonly employed instruments are guitar and keyboard. There are traditional tones that the Pasyón is set to, and these have been passed down through the generations. Recent innovations in the epic’s setting include contemporary popular ballads, pop music, and hymns. Well, the primary method of performing this text is its chanting during the Lenten season or Holy Week, and is a popular Filipino Catholic devotion.

Anyway, in our Subdivision our neighborhoods were joined pabasa ng Pasyong Mahal yesterday (Yesterday/Miyerkules Santo).  I am the one who joined this pabasa and helped to prepare the food for our merienda. They have many neighbors joined this pabasa and I really happy because every one of us are excited to join this pabasa  ng Pasyong Mahal. We started at 3:00 pm and finished at 6:00am.

 

 

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