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When was the Sto. Nino church in Cebu built?

Where is the original Sto. Nino de Cebu?

Today, the original image is permanently encased behind bulletproof glass inside its chapel within the Basilica del Santo Niño.

Who brought Sto. Nino in Cebu?

It all began when an image of the Holy Child, called the Santo Niño, was given as a baptismal gift to the local chief's wife by Spanish explorers led by Portguese-born Ferdinand Magellan. When Magellan arrived in Cebu, he was received positively by the local chief, Rajah Humabon.Nov 15, 2017

What is Sto. Nino church?

It is the oldest Roman Catholic church established in the country, purportedly built on the spot where the image of the Santo Niño de Cebu, a statue depicting the Holy Child Jesus was found in 1565 by Spanish explorers led by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.

Why is Magellan's Cross famous?

Q: Why is Magellan's Cross famous? A: It is popular because the place serves as a historic symbol marking the birth of Christianity in Cebu.Aug 6, 2021

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Who received the replica of Sto Nino?

On December 5, the Sagrada Familia received its exact replica as a gift from the Filipino Catholic faithful 500 years after it was gifted to Cebu by the Spanish expedition, the Armada de Maluco led by Ferdinand Magellan. "This bringing of the Santo Niño here is really history.Dec 9, 2021

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Why is the Sto Nino of Cebu black?

The Augustinians realized that black was more appealing to Filipinos,” Chua explained. He said island folk believed that a black image was powerful. “For almost 50 years, we venerated a black Sto. Niño,” he said.Jan 12, 2012

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What did Magellan give to the Queen of Cebu?

When Ferdinand Magellan landed in Cebu, the queen embraced Christianity. ... This is corroborated by Signore Pigafetta who recorded that a little statue of the Holy Child Jesus was presented by Magellan as a gift to the wife of Hari Humabon on the occasion of the her baptism.

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Who made the infant Jesus?

The Infant Jesus of Prague in the Basilica

It was made for the Basilica by Polish artist Boleslaw Cybis and stands a mere 17 inches tall.
Jan 11, 2021

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Who significant the Sto Niño in the life of all Filipinos?

The Santo Niño de Cebu, an icon of the Child Jesus given by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan to Cebu's Queen Juana in 1521, is central to the faith of Cebuanos. For all Filipinos, it is also a symbol of Christianity's arrival in the country exactly 500 years ago this year.Jan 17, 2021

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What is the oldest city in the Philippines?

Cebu City is the capital of Cebu Island Province, 365 miles south of Manila. Cebu has a population of 2.5 million and is the oldest city and the first capital of the Philippines.

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How old is Sto Nino church?

The Basílica Menor del Santo Niño de Cebú (Minor Basilica of the Holy Child of Cebú), commonly known as Santo Niño Basilica, is a basilica in Cebu City in the Philippines that was founded in 1565 by Fray Andrés de Urdaneta and Fray Diego de Herrera.

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Why do we celebrate Santo Niño?

For 32 years, the Sinulog Festival is a traditional celebration in Cebu City held every third Sunday of January to honor the Santo Niño (Child Jesus). Basically, the festival is done by a dance ritual, in which it tells the story of the Filipino people's pagan past and their acceptance of Christianity.

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