San Sebastian Parish Church – Lumban, Laguna

There are a number of San Sebastian churches in the Philippines, and I bet this is one of the better ones.  This has been around since the 1500s-1600s.  The church is huge and is a great venue for wedding ceremony, no wonder there was one when we visited last April 1, 2017.

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The facade of the San Sebastian Parish Church AKA the Lumban Church, taken from across the lawn
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We did our group reflection inside the bus. There was a wedding ceremony going on when we got there.

Inside, it has a long dramatic aisle and high ceiling. The church is facing the Pagsanjan River where the statue of St. Sebastian with arrows pierced through him was located.

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The beautiful long aisle going to the altar
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I had my personal reflection spot at the choir area. From this vantage point, I can also see how well-maintained this church is.
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Spent a few minutes of prayers here in the Blessed Sacrament.

Like in other churches in the Philippines, during Lenten season, they put up an exhibit of different saints and patron and/or the stations of the cross.

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The Lenten exhibit

To get here, the street is quite narrow.

There are several food vendors around the area so you can have your merienda.

It was so hot though and we did not have time to eat.  This was the 5th church of the seven we wanted to visit. By this time, I could feel my migraine creeping. But we kept on. It is a great opportunity to visit the many houses of God in Laguna.