At 3:00pm today, Filipino Catholics started the ritual of mourning in silence that would continue until the Easter Sunday. The day began with processions this morning followed by commemorating Jesus’ Seven Last Words. Most of them would have already taken their bath as our ancertors believed that people should be focusing more on their reflections on the death of Christ, thought to have occurred at exactly 3pm, in the middle of a hot summer afternoon.
Filipinos call this day Biyernes Santo, the Tagalog transliteration of the Spanish term Viernes Santo, which both refer to the same Catholic observance.
The picture was taken in Regina Rosarii, a pilgrimate site in Tanay, Rizal, Philippines.