• Short Summary

    THE NEW TESTAMENT PROMISE "BY HIS TRIPES WE ARE HEALED" TAKES ON A SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE EACH HOLY WEEK IN THE PHILIPPINES AS MANY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHRISTIANS VOLUNTARILY PUNISH THEIR BODIES WITH WHIPS AND RODS.

  • Description

    THE NEW TESTAMENT PROMISE "BY HIS TRIPES WE ARE HEALED" TAKES ON A SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE EACH HOLY WEEK IN THE PHILIPPINES AS MANY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHRISTIANS VOLUNTARILY PUNISH THEIR BODIES WITH WHIPS AND RODS. THE FLAGELLATION IS A REMINDER OF THE SCOURGING OF CHRIST AND THE WAY OF THE CROSS.

    NOT ONLY IN THE CAPITAL, MANILA, BUT ALSO IN NEIGHBOURING TOWNS MANY PARTICIPANTS STUMBLED DOWN DUSTY ROADS, THEIR HALF-NAKED BODIES STAINING TO THE BITE OF WHIP OR ROD, THEIR HEADS HOODED AND SYMBOLICALLY CROWNED. A BROTHERHOOD OF PENITENTS FLAGELLATIONS THEMSELVES BEFORE THE ASSEMBLED FAITHFUL.

    THE FILIPPINO PRACTICE IS DESCRIBED IN TRAVEL FOLDERS AS "COLOURFUL" BUT HAS ITS OPPONENTS WITHIN THE ROMAN CHURCH WHO CLAIM THAT IT IS "TAINTED WITH FANATICISM".

    VOLUNTARY FLAGELLATION, AS A FORM OF EXALTED DEVOTION, OCCURS IN ALMOST ALL RELIGIONS; IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IT WAS ORIGINALLY A PUNISHMENT, AND WAS PRACTISED NOT ONLY BY PARENTS AND SCHOOLMASTERS BUT ALSO BY BISHOPS, WHO THUS CORRECTED OFFENDING PRIESTS AND MONKS, IN MEDIEVAL TIMES IT WAS RECOGNISED BY A CANON LAW AS A PENANCE.

    (ST. LOUIS OF FRANCE (LOUIS IX) AND KING HENRY OF ENGLAND PRACTISED PENANCE BY THIS MEANS.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAYNUMP543URWZE0HCG8V15XJ8
    Media URN:
    VLVAAYNUMP543URWZE0HCG8V15XJ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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