The Church of the Infant is located near the Magellan's Cross and was rebuilt in 1740. It has been more than 200 years old and is the old Roman Catholic church in the Philippines. There is a statue of a young Jesus in a room in the Church of the Infant. It is said that Magellan gave the Queen of Cebu in 1521, and many locals will line up to pray.
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Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu is Cebu’s holiest church where it houses the original and oldest religious relic of Christ’s child, Santo Niño. It is located at Osmeña St, Cebu City which is just beside the famous landmark of Magellan’s Cross which is a no stranger to anyone and is also near to other tourist spots in Cebu.
During our visit, there was no mass so instead we took time to fall in line along with everybody else to offer a little prayer to the Santo Niño statuette.
Beside the church is also a museum exclusive to Santo Niño only where vestments and other offerings to the Santo Niño are displayed.
The Basílica Menor del Santo Niño de Cebú, commonly known as Santo Niño Basilica, is a minor basilica in Cebu City in the Philippines that was founded in the 1565 by Fray Andrés de Urdaneta, O.S.A. and Fray Diego de Herrera, O.S.A. The oldest Roman Catholic church in the country, it is built on the spot where the image of the Santo Niño de Cebú was found during the expedition of Miguel López de Legazpi. The icon, a statuette of the Child Jesus, is the same one presented by Ferdinand Magellan to the chief consort of Rajah Humabon upon the royal couple's christening on April 14, 1521.
In 1521, the Portuguese navigator Magellan preached Catholicism in Cebu. In honor of this grand religious ceremony, Magellan erected a cross in Cebu. In order to protect this historical artifact, a pavilion house was built on the way to the Church of St. Petro in the Church of the Holy Child to store it. The hexagonal ceiling murals retain the original appearance of the year, and the colors are very vivid and vivid. Every Sunday morning, there are countless good men and women with a fragrant candle to pray for good luck. And the cross will have an endless stream of blood red roses.
Behind the Magellan's Cross is the Church of the Holy Child. In 1565, the Cebu war was destroyed. On April 27, a fire destroyed the Cebu. Only the "Sacred Baby Image" was as good as ever. The locals called it a miracle and worshipped it. The locals specially built a juvenile image of Jesus Christ at the site where the image of the baby was found, and placed a replica of the image of the baby in the convent of the Catholic Church. The original image of the baby was preserved in the holy temple of the church.
The Church of the Holy Child has prayers every day. The non-Christians in the previous district cannot enter. Please visit the civilization.
The Church of the Infant is now worshipping the patron saint of Cebu, the icon of the wooden patron, on the altar of the church, the oldest icon in the Philippines. In 1565, Cebu experienced a big fire, and the entire Cebu was razed to the ground, but the only baby was intact and became a legend. Therefore, people think that the Holy Child is blessed with the blessing of God, and worshipped it, and specially built a statue of the young Jesus Christ at the place where the image of the baby was found, and placed a replica of the image of the baby in the convent of the Catholic Church. Inside, the original version of the baby is preserved in the holy temple of the church. Listening to this story, I seem to think that this place has to go. Around the church, many believers who sell candles, they have a uniform dress, volunteer here, if someone buys a candle, they pray together, all income is used for the repair and maintenance of the church. Traveling in Cebu is always unconsciously impressed by the beliefs of the locals.