A Visit To Kamay Ni Hesus : The Via Dolorosa Grotto And The 50Ft Statue of The Risen Christ

P2203505tAfter attending the healing mass, we headed immediately to the well-known Via Dolorosa Grotto. It is basically a a religious shrine and grotto located in Barangay Tinamnan, Lucban, Quezon and is situated on the slopes of Mount Banahaw. It features life sized images depicting the fourteen stations of the cross and a 50 ft image of the Risen Christ on top which is considered as the World’s third tallest Risen Christ Statue.P2203515tIn order to reach the top, you have to pass through 305 steps. According to other people who visited the shrine before, the steps were much safer now and climbing the grotto is way easier compare to its condition before. The place really reminds me of the Via Dolorosa Shrine in Pinagmisahan Hills in Antipolo except for the fact that all stations here can be seen at one glance.P2203525tThe entrance to Via Dolorosa GrottoP2203531tThe Welcome Marker! The Shrine was blessed and inaugurated on December of 2004P2203528tBefore reaching the First Station, you will be welcomed by this man-mad pond. P2203530tKoi Fishes on the pondP2203535tThe FIRST STATION : The Last SupperP2203539tA View of La Pieta Shrine and The Garden of Eden from the First station.P2203540tThe SECOND STATION: The Agony of Jesus in GethsemaniP2203545tGoing Up to the next stationP2203548tAlthough most of the steps are smooth, you will stll encounter these boulders along the way so you still have to watch your steps to prevent yourself from tipping offP2203549tTHIRD STATION: Jesus before the SanhedrinP2203553tFOURTH STATION: The Scourging and Crowning with thornsP2203559tFIFTH STATION: Jesus receives the CrossP2203560tA view from the Fifth stationP2203566tSIXTH STATION:Jesus falls under the weight of the CrossP2203572tSEVENTH STATION:Simon of Cyrene carries the Cross of JesusP2203573tOur Lady of Lourdes Grotto at the center of the Via Dolorosa ShrineP2203576tP2203579tP2203575tP2203582tEIGHT STATION: Jesus meets the pious women of JerusalemP2203584t(Sorry I lost the photo of the Ninth Station) NINTH STATION: Jesus nailed to the crossP2203581tP2203589tTENTH STATION: The Repentant ThiefP2203588tP2203586tP2203590tELEVENTH STATION: Mary and John at the foot of the crossP2203591tGetting closer to the Risen Christ image!P2203595tTWELFTH STATION: Jesus dies on the crossP2203597tP2203599tTHIRTEENTH STATION: Jesus in laid in the tombP2203600tA view from the 13th stationP2203601tA closer view of the Risen Christ from the 13th stationP2203602tJust few more steps to reach the topP2203604tP2203607tP2203608tLAST STATION: Jesus rises from deathP2203613tThe remaining steps towards the giant statue of the Risen ChristP2203615tA tiring yet very rewarding climbP2203621tA stunning view from the topP2203622tP2203625tP2203627tP2203630tP2203632t

Next Entry : The Garden Of Eden

Additional Note: Climbing 350 steps is not a joke and you must be physically fit in order to do so. In addition to that, you must be equipped with proper gear. Feel free to check Runner Click for better information on what gears to wear when running, hiking or any related activities.

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12 thoughts on “A Visit To Kamay Ni Hesus : The Via Dolorosa Grotto And The 50Ft Statue of The Risen Christ”

  1. ROBERT LEE says:

    305 steps? I feel like I wanna do an imitation of Po, Kung Fu Panda. He hates that too? LOL! Anyway, I noticed photos seem to have filters applied. I think it would look nicer if you show the natural colors.

  2. This is quite interesting. I’ve heard from my officemates that a lot of people flock here to do their pilgrimage during Holy Week. This is timely for those who want to visit this place next week.

  3. Hey..Jesus is at the centre of my heart..and I wouldn’t mind 300 stairs. Praying to Him to heal me of knees pain before I do that by the way..wonderful place and a visual treat.

  4. Subha natarajan says:

    Hey this is in my bucket list of places to be visited
    ..so a big thanks for this guide….and agree with Robert pics in original colors would look amazing

  5. charu says:

    Wow following your posts actively now because they are so easy on the eyes. Keep exploring

  6. sabine says:

    That’s a lot of steps. I have a feeling I read this before, but then I saw the date. Maybe it’s me having a deja vu. Could be a good thing in that case. Love the selfie, since I am fond of selfies. I have never seen something religious like this… http://bit.ly/sofarsosabine

  7. I have been there too. And I still want to go back, this time around with my mag-ama. I believe it is miraculous! All my prayer peritions came true last time I went. My Quezon trip was really memorable because of this, and the pancit habhab hehehe

  8. I visited Kamay ni Hesus a long time ago. I’m gladly to visit it again this Holy week. Thank you for sharing.

    I http://dorothytorretijo.blogspot.com

  9. I’d like to visit this place too with my family. But I’m not sure if my small kids can go up those steps! 🙂 haha All of them are 7 and below in age. But then again, we got to go up the grotto in Baguio. 🙂

  10. Naj says:

    Beautiful photos and thanks for sharing us your journey. I haven’t been there but it really looks a beautiful place.

  11. Jocelyn Hawkins says:

    Hello Blue Dreamer,

    I would really love to go visit the grotto maybe next week, i hope so …. and hope you dont mind I’m asking, is there any beach resort close by or near by to the place that we can go because we also planning to go to the beach resort after visiting the grotto any suggestion would appreciate it we are new to that place if ever our first time to go there so we dont know yet hope you dont mind and thank you so very much. Have a great day!

    Mr and Mrs Jocelyn Hawkins

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      Hi Jocelyn, thanks for droppin by
      The nearest resort from kamay Ni Hesus would be the Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel. The place is just located in front of the the Kamay Ni Hesus Shrine.
      Food wise, don’t forget to try Lucban’s famous Pancit Hab Hab and those sticky cheesy bibingka you can find along the way!

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