Our Lady of The Assumption Parish Church (Maragondon Church)

P8291750trAfter visiting the Sto Niño De Ternate Parish, we headed to another old church located on the town of Maragondon. This town is not really new to me as I took my first year in College in PUP Maragondon Campus which is just few blocks away from this church but during my college days I wasn’t really paying attention to this place (I wasn’t so religious back then ).
P8291746tOn our way to Maragondon!P8291751trThe Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Church or more commonly known as The Maragondon Church is the only heritage structure in the municipality of Maragondon and is declared by the National Museum as a National Cultural Treasure. It was established by the Jesuits under the patronage of Our Lady of The Assumption in 1618, making this church almost 4 century old. P8291753tMaragondon is unique among Jesuit churches for its proportion. The façade is narrow but tall, not squatty as in other churches. To the left of the façade is the taller bell tower with no clear divisions between the stories.The façade is chastely ornamented with the tapering buttresses supporting it.
P8291755tLocated beside the church is an old convent.P8291768tThe nave. The main roof beams are exposed and emblazoned with biblical and commemorative captions. P8291775tOver the nave the phrases are in praise of Mary, and those above the choir refer to singing as praise.P8291770tAn octagonal pulpit at the right side of the nave is also polychromed in red, blue, gold, and green. Monograms of the names of Jesus and Mary decorate the pulpit panels. Salomonica columns flank the borders of each panel. The bottom of the pulpit is decorated with swirling foliage that end in an inverted pineappleP8291773Headstones inside the churchP8291776tThe church has three retables, all brightly polychromed. The main retable has an image of the Assumption of Mary in the main niche. An image of balding and somewhat rotund San Ignacio flanks it, and so thus an image of San Luis Gonzaga.P8291783tThe junior legionaries in front of the main altar. You can also view the two other retablos.  zzzzzzzf The huge ornate door divided into boxes, with floral designs of different shapes and ships and castles carved on it. P8291779tThe image of Santo Bambino de AracoeliP8291786tA group picture outside the Maragondon Church.
P8291788tDivine Mercy.P8291790tThe weather was not cooperating with us and it started to get a bit dark yet we have five more other churches on our listP8291791ttP8291795tP8291797trP8291798tP8291799tP8291800t

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10 thoughts on “Our Lady of The Assumption Parish Church (Maragondon Church)”

  1. mun says:

    I am impressed that this church is so well kept from so many years back. Is it located in a country side. The area looks so peaceful.

  2. foongpc says:

    Nice looking church. Wow! 4 centuries old!

  3. Merryn says:

    The door with the carvings, it is so beautiful. I super love it. Just look into the details. Very lovely.

  4. Jonathan says:

    With all the chuch posts you have, you can actually be a tour guide for those wishing to learn more about the history of each church you had been to. I am not familiar with the terms you used so it is good to learn something new. Thanks for sharing.

  5. [SK] says:

    this was the church, yeah, i still remember that shot that i like very much.. it’s exactly the very first photo in this post!! the surrounding looks very beautiful too, and the interior is very colorful yet solemn.. bet you had a great time there with the juniors huh?? 🙂

  6. stevevhan says:

    Nice archi milton, this is what i love about PH eh, history is the archi itself! 🙂

  7. Franc Ramon says:

    I’ve been to Maragondon but only to climb a mountain. Now seeing how lovely Our Lady of Assumption Parish Church, I will definitely drop by on my next visit.

  8. Jojo Vito says:

    wow another beautiful church. is the facade original or they have already altered it?

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      It’s the original facade Jojo ^_^

  9. Debarpan says:

    The church is so old yet looking great.I especially like those headstones pictures in your article,nice share.looking forward to go through your upcoming church articles.Carry on.

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