|MAHAL NA SENOR. A 1953 replica image of the|
Crucified Christ of Caigin, after its blessing.
Caingin is one of 34 barangays of San Rafael in Bulacan, in fact, one of the largest of the town. It is the home to the very old Caingin visita (chapel), which was believed to house an ancient, 18th century Crucifix, also believed to be miraculous. For this reason, it is called the Parish of Santo Cristo, or the Crucified Christ.
|THE ANTIQUE MAHAL NA SENOR. |
Photo courtesy of Mr. Leo Cloma.
As expected, the original “ Mahal na Señor Santo Cristo” was replicated by families and private individuals for their home devotion. One such image is this 1953 tableaux of the crucified Christ flanked by smaller figures of the Mater Dolorosa and apostle San Juan. The side figures are so proportioned to emphasize the Santo Cristo in the middle.
The owner of this fine Crucifixion tableau is unknown. Currently, a replica of the Santo Cristo is used in the annual Holy Week procession.\
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