A Visit To Kamay Ni Hesus : The Via Dolorosa Grotto And The 50Ft Statue of The Risen Christ
After 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.In 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.The entrance to Via Dolorosa GrottoThe Welcome Marker! The Shrine was blessed and inaugurated on December of 2004Before reaching the First Station, you will be welcomed by this man-mad pond. Koi Fishes on the pondThe FIRST STATION : The Last SupperA View of La Pieta Shrine and The Garden of Eden from the First station.The SECOND STATION: The Agony of Jesus in GethsemaniGoing Up to the next stationAlthough 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 offTHIRD STATION: Jesus before the SanhedrinFOURTH STATION: The Scourging and Crowning with thornsFIFTH STATION: Jesus receives the CrossA view from the Fifth stationSIXTH STATION:Jesus falls under the weight of the CrossSEVENTH STATION:Simon of Cyrene carries the Cross of JesusOur Lady of Lourdes Grotto at the center of the Via Dolorosa ShrineEIGHT STATION: Jesus meets the pious women of Jerusalem(Sorry I lost the photo of the Ninth Station) NINTH STATION: Jesus nailed to the crossTENTH STATION: The Repentant ThiefELEVENTH STATION: Mary and John at the foot of the crossGetting closer to the Risen Christ image!TWELFTH STATION: Jesus dies on the crossTHIRTEENTH STATION: Jesus in laid in the tombA view from the 13th stationA closer view of the Risen Christ from the 13th stationJust few more steps to reach the topLAST STATION: Jesus rises from deathThe remaining steps towards the giant statue of the Risen ChristA tiring yet very rewarding climbA stunning view from the top
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.
Check Out Other posts related to Kamay Ni Hesus series here
The Holy Family Park │The KNH Healing Dome│The Via Dolorosa Grotto│Garden of Eden│What To Buy In Kamay Ni Hesus│Lucban Church
12 thoughts on “A Visit To Kamay Ni Hesus : The Via Dolorosa Grotto And The 50Ft Statue of The Risen Christ”
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.
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.
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.
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
Wow following your posts actively now because they are so easy on the eyes. Keep exploring
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
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
I visited Kamay ni Hesus a long time ago. I’m gladly to visit it again this Holy week. Thank you for sharing.
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. 🙂
Beautiful photos and thanks for sharing us your journey. I haven’t been there but it really looks a beautiful place.
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
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!