Sorrowful Mysteries

Holy Week is considered as the final week of the season of Lent in the Catholics and Christians belief. It is during this week that the faithful are commemorating the passion of Christ, who died on Good Friday, saving mankind from sins, and rose on the third day to give hope and new life to the believers.   A week of reflection and a week of fasting. Although this week is solemn and sorrowful, it anticipates a victorious day, the Easter Sunday, where Jesus rose from the dead, giving new life and hope, and giving recognition of God’s great love for mankind. In Filipino, the Holy Week is known as ‘Semana Santa.  In our local dialect, which is Ilonggo, it is called, “Kwaresma”.

The photos below were taken during the Good Friday’s procession of the “pasos” (carriers/carriages), in each depicts the life, passion, and the faithfuls that were with Jesus during His time.  But with the emphasis on the “Sorrowful Mysteries”, these were my interpretation thru my photos.

“Agony in the Garden”

ISO 800 | 1/125sec | f/5.6 | 33mm | EOS 60D

“Scourging at the Pillar”

ISO 800 | 1/160sec | f/5.6 | 113mm | EOS 60D


“The Crowning with Thorns”

ISO 800 | 1/40sec | f/5.6 | 72mm | EOS 60D


“The Carrying of the Cross”

ISO 400 | 1/60sec | f/5.6 | 106mm | EOS 60D


“The Crucifixion”

ISO 400 | 1/60sec | f/5.6 | 80mm | EOS 60D


“Sorrowful Mother”

ISO 1000 | 1/160sec | f/6.3 | 135mm | EOS 60D