i had the awesome opportunity to attend the “pabasa ng pasyon” with the filipino pastoral ministry located in the lower east side. march 26, beginning at 8pm…this lasted through the next morning (i left at 9am, cause i was exhausted! but they still went through until around 1pm) sure enough, it is a ministry from the same parish that mother cabrini used to teach at, back in the day. they held the “pabasa ng pasyon” at a seminary in queens, NY, and with the help of my friend, greg, i got to get some footage and document what this experience was like.
of course, it does not capture the delicious smells of the filipino food, or even the loudness of the pockets of filipino conversation, but it hopefully provides you with a visual of that which is Filipino tradition. I give a little tour of the seminary, and that is because i was truly captivated by the filipino statues that they had. perhaps it has been a while since i have been around them, but it was amazing to be there – i just had to share!
with my continued desire to explore my filipino background, and with the hopes to share filipino culture with you all, i hope you enjoy it – who knows, maybe you will have the chance to have this experience too! 🙂