The Brave and the Few: Trinitarian Churches in the Philippines

Thirteen churches in the Philippines, of which only four are in the Metro-Manila area, bravely proclaim the Holy Trinity as their patron. The Most Holy Trinity Parish of Balic-balic, Manila is the oldest church in Manila with the Trinity as the patron (1932). Outside of Manila, the Most Holy Trinity Parish of Ragay, Camarines Sur (1753) has the distinction. How are these churches responding to the challenge of enhancing Trinitarian devotion and spirituality in a land more attuned to glitterring Marian festivals, feverish Sto. Nino dances, and penitent Good Friday processions? Is it time for all Trinitarian churches in the Philippines to gather as one community of the brave and the few?

  1. Most Holy Trinity Parish

    Calabash Road, Balic-Balic, Sampaloc 1008 Manila

    Erection: 1925

    Patronal: 1932

    Tel 731-0743

  2. Santissima Trinidad Parish

    1127 Estrada corner Dian Street, Malate 1004 Manila

    Established: 1994

    Tel 522-3018

  3. Holy Trinity Parish

    Chopin/Beethoven St., Ideal Subd., Capitol District, Quezon City

    Established Dec 11, 1982

    Tel 4277165

  4. Holy Trinity Quasi-Parish

    Village East Subd., Cainta Rizal 1900

    Established

  5. Most Holy Trinity Parish

    Ragay 4410 Camarines Sur

    Founded 1753

  6. Holy Trinity Parish

    Loay 6303 Bohol

    Established 1799

    Tel 038-538-9158

  7. Holy Trinity Parish

    Alangalang 6517 Leyte

    Founded 1852

    Tel 053-540-0313

  8. Most Holy Trinity Parish

    Manga District, Tagbilaran City 6300, Bohol

    Founded 1866, Established 2002

    Tel 038-411-4855

  9. Blessed Trinity Parish

    Baco 5201 Oriental Mindoro

    Established 1956

    Tel 043-123-4567

  10. Holy Trinity Parish

    Barangay Trinidad 6710 Calbayog City

    Established 1961

    Tel 055-209-3396

  11. Santissima Trinidad Parish

    Placer 8405 Surigao del Norte

    Founded 1978

  12. Most Holy Trinity Parish

    Pasig, Claveria 5419 Masbate

  13. Holy Trinity Parish

Pansol 4027 Calamba

Founded 1984

Tel 049-545-3671

Source: Catholic Directory of the Philippines

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~ by Martin Gaerlan on July 27, 2006.

One Response to “The Brave and the Few: Trinitarian Churches in the Philippines”

  1. There’s still one Holy Trinity Parish Church in Bohol you did’nt mention, it is the Most Holy Trinity Parish, Talibon,Bohol.

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