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Attending Sinulog 2019 Evening Mass

Our Sinulog celebration as a Cebuano, specially if you are in the city, isn’t complete without attending the novena or the Sinulog mass held daily for 9 consecutive days before the Sinulog Grand event. It has an hourly mass with just 30 minutes interval celebrated in Basilica del Sto. Nino Church.

Bigger Celebration than Christmas

It is actually bigger occasion and celebration than Christmas time.¬† Priest from different towns are invited to host the mass.¬†Some people pledge to attend daily as a sacrifice and offering. For us, it’s after work past 5pm. It’s good and fun if we attend together with friends. The best part is the singing of the Sinulog Hymn with matching dance.

Here we are outside

Inside the church is already crowded, so we just decided to stay outside. We bring small chairs and anything to sit/squat on like cartoon or a hat.

The 30min interval

There is 30min interval between masses. This is to allow people to have time to go out and a new batch to come in for the next mass. We took advantage of this to get in and see what’s inside.

The Sinulog Hymn

Mentioned above is the Sinulog Hymn with matching dance. The title is “Bato-Balani sa Gugma” and here is the lyrics.

Bato balani sa gugma,
Sa daang tawo palangga.

Tubag:
KANAMO MALOOY KA UNTA
NGA KANIMO NANGGILABA

Dinhi sa siyudad sa Sugbo
ang matahum mong larawan.
sa unang mga misyonero,
sa usang balay hipalgan.
Kanila ikaw nagpakita
gikan da sa imong gugma.

Tubag:
KANAMO MALOOY KA UNTA
NGA KANIMO NANGGILABA

Giludhan ka ug gisimba
niadtong mga kaparian
sa tanang mga katawhan
sa mga ponoan nila:
kay sa pagtan-aw kanimo
Kristiyanos sila nahimo.

Tubag:
KANAMO MALOOY KA UNTA
NGA KANIMO NANGILABA

Ang simbahan gipatindog
niadtong mga tawhana,
aron ang larawan nimo
dunay usang puluyanan.
ug didto gihangyo nila
nga kaluy-an nimo sila.

Tubag:
KANAMO MALOOY KA UNTA
NGA KANIMO NANGILABA

Nangayo kami kanimo
nga ang matahum mong larawan,
sa sulud sa kalag namo
makahimog puluyanan,
kay sa tanang kinahanglan
ikaw ang among dalangpan.

Tubag:
KANAMO MALOOY KA UNTA
NGA KANIMO NANGILABA

 

Light spirited

Feels very light after attending the mass. It invigorating to the soul.

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