Growing Trinitarian Parishes in the Philippines

The Philippines stands proudly as the oldest and largest Christian country in South-east Asia with a very deep Marian devotion as evidenced by the number of parishes dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Amidst this Marian devotional landscape stands a growing number of parishes devoted to the Holy Trinity. The 2006 Catholic Directory lists a total of 19 Trinitarian churches. Five out of the 19 churches were dedicated to the Trinity in the years after the Trinity Year of the Great Jubilee 2000.

  • Blessed Trinity Parish (F – 2002)

Pilar Village, City of San Fernando

200 Pampanga

Parish Priest: Very Rev. Felicito C. Sison

 

  • Holy Trinity Parish (F – 2005)

Datag, Catanduanes

Parish Priest: Fr. Allan T. Pereyra

  • Holy Trinity Parish (F – 2002)

East Subdivision, Cainta, Rizal

Tel. 655-8848

Parish Priest: Fr. Pedro Noel Ranonza III

  • Most Holy Trinity Parish (F –1886; E – 2002)

Manga District, Tagbilaran City 6300 Bohol

(038) 411-4855

Parish Priest: Msrg. Gabino M. Leno

  • Santissima Trinidad Parish (Quasi) (F- 2002)

Barihan, Malolos City, 3000 Bulacan

c/o Palm Garden Resort, Pinagbakahan, Malolos

(044) 791-9939

Team Ministry Moderator: Fr. Pablo S. Legaspi

Inside the church of the Santissima Trinidad Parish of Barihan, Malolos, Bulacan stands two images of their Trinitarian patron. Both represents the same iconographic type of having God the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit represented as the incarnated Christ. The identities differentiated by the typical symbols of the dove (Holy Spirit), the lamb (Christ), and Triangle and Eye (God the Father).

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Image: Main Altar, Santissima Trinidad Parish Church,Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines.

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Image: Side Altar, Santissima Trinidad Church, Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines.

 The left side altar image inside the same church contains the second Trinity image with some iconographic differences. First, God the Father in the second image is depicted as older (gray beard and hair) and seemingly larger or at least sitted higher that either the Son or the Holy Spirit. In the second image, the triangular, and not circular, halo surrounds the head of God the Father, Son, and Spirit. Lastly,  white remains  the dominant color in the second image while the main altar image glitters with hues of reds. It is interesting then to ask ourselves how the same patronal image changes iconographically and if such changes reflect intentional theologizing about the mystery of Trinity. As an example, does the power of God the Father increases when imaged as older and larger than either Son or Spirit?

 

 

 

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~ by Martin Gaerlan on September 23, 2006.

19 Responses to “Growing Trinitarian Parishes in the Philippines”

  1. Have more photos of Trinity Images as displayed by the different Holy Trinity Churches in the Philippines

    • hmmmm,… you can visit at the Flickr website and search for Santisima Trinidad, or you can add me at my friendster account, I have those photos you want to see. her’s my account- harryradcliffe03@gmail.com
      thank you and God bless!

  2. Website visitors from other Holy Trinity churches in the Philippies are welcome to send digital images of their patron to the museum curator at curatormuseo@yahoo.com

  3. There is a more older Santisima Trinidad Chapel in Barihan, Malolos City. The Santisima Trinidad Chapel which erected May 4, 1863 and it is renovated in 1987.The Said chapel poseses the hundred year-old original images of the Most Holy Trinity

  4. Having two church in the Baihan is due to the conflict of the Samahan ng Katandaan and Diocese of Malolos. The Original Chapel was iniated by the Diocese to convert into Parish but the Samahan and the whole Baranggay in Barihan, Santisima Trinidad and Pinagbakahan disagree. So the then bishop of Malolos Rolando J.Tria Tirona ocd.dd declared the said chapel excommunicated.and the said decree orderes the establishment of the New Santisima Trinidad Church which is located in the palm garden. The original where rejected and replaced by a temporary? church. As the priest is the pastors on earth,pls,iniate the reconciliation of two chapel.

  5. The former assigned priest also stole the Monstrance of the Old Santisima Trinidad Chapel dated January 2000.So the said stealing added the conflict.Holy Trinity is the symbol of unity but some priest in the said Diocese spreaded black propaganda in which seems to be awful when it comes from the priests mouth.They must do anything to set a rconcialiation.Since the have two church the Diocese must celebrate mass the reconciliation set-up will happpen if the diocese accept the old chapel is still a chapel.

  6. sikat na pala ang santssima trinidad ng malolos

  7. interesting material, where such topics do you find? I will often go

  8. Ako’y lumaki sa Barihan. At mula’t sa nakagisnang kultura. Kasalukuyang nasa lugar kung saan ako lumaki. Nais ko sanang ipabatid ang aking nasasaloobin.

    Tamang maniwala sa Ama, tamang sambahin siya. Pano kung sarili niyang mga naglilingkod ang naninira sa kanya? Huwang kayong papabulag sa mga panloloko at mga pambibintang na binibitawan ng parokya ng Santisima, sinasabi nilang walang espiritu sa amin?, samantalang kami ang mas naunang naitatag? Sino ang tunay? ang una o nanggaya? Oo, sabihin na nating may katuwang sa buhay ang tumatayong pari namin. Bakit? may naglakas ba ng loob na magsilbi sa Santisima Trinidad na kagaya ni Mons. Pecson?, Hindi ko siya nakilala ni naaninag ang kanyang mukha, ngunit sa kanyang ginawa, tumatak sa Katandaan at ilan pang naninirahan sa Barihan, Santisima Trinidad at Pinagbakahan, [kasama na ako] ang kanyang taos-pusong paglilingkod sa Kanya. Ang pari namin HINDI Aglipay, isa siyang Spiritual Catholic, na isang makamundong samahan ng mga pari ng hindi nagpasakop sa Roma. Sadyang mga mapanghusga ang mga taga-Parokya. Hindi ko sila nilalahat, pero sana magtulungan tayong magkakabaryo na ibalik ang dating dangal at pagkakakilanlan ng Bisita ng Santisima Trinidad. “Nasa loob ang sumira, nasa loob din ang gagawa.”
    Kung gusto ninyong malinawan, isantabi ang tanging iisang panig, bagkus tingnan parehas kung alin ba ang mas matimbang.
    Tanto ko na isa ito sa mga pagsubok na patuloy na dumarating sa Bisita ng Santisima Trinidad.
    Sana po ay may oras kayong makapunta sa aming Bisita, pista man o kahit pangkaraniwang-araw.
    “Huminga ako sa Bisita, doon din ako mamamayapa.”

    ,isa akong estudyante ng isang Pamantasan sa Malolos, Bulacan at patuloy na sumasamba at hindi titiwalag sa pagprotekta sa Bisita ng Santisima Trinidad.

    emp,12/07/09

  9. Msrg. Angel V. Pengson, rather.

  10. Inaanyayahan ko po kayo na pumunta sa darating na linggo, january 10, 2010 sa Barihan, lungsod ng Malolos, lalawigan ng Bulacan, kung saan ipagdiriwang namin ang ika-510 na kaarawan ng aming Poong Santisima Trinidad. Sana ay makadalo kayo. Ang lugar ng pagdarausan ay sa Hermaa Mayor, malapit sa kanto ng Paraan.
    Ang larawan ay kagaya ng nasa itaas na bahagi ng web page na ‘to, ang luma at antigong larawan ng Santisima Trinidad.sana makapunta kayo. Salamat!

  11. they modify now the image of the trinity at their altar.

  12. humihingi pa sila ng abuloy, tingnan nyo sa picture sa itaas, samantalang nangingilak din naman sila sa ibang lugar, pinagsasangkalan nila yung pangalan ng lumang bisita.grabeh…

  13. The Santisima Trinidad PARISH must not have the the address of Barihan,(take note of the description in the upper image in this page) it must be Santisima Trinidad, Malolos, Bulacan they just use the Barihan as their baranggay because of the popularity of the old chapel which they condemn to turn others attention and faith in their established parish.?

  14. !!! SANTISIMA TRINIDAD upcoming fiesta! june 19, 2011!!!

  15. pls visit our Page in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Santisima-Trinidad-de-Malolos/152910588060502?sk=wall

  16. it makes me laugh because those people are really trying hard to make them the superior or real by posting lies here. 🙂 Ohhh. God Bless!

  17. pwede po makahingi ng araw araw na panalangin sa santisima trinidad tnx

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