Our Lady of EDSA Shrine and background skyscrapers -EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue
second floor of the EDSA Shrine where the exhibit is being held
EDSA Shrine – Quezon City
February 25, 2011 marked the 25th or silver anniversary of EDSA People Power was celebrated with great jubilation in all parts of the country.
The theme ” Pilipino Ako, Ako Ang Lakas ng Pagbabago ” Highlighting the achievements made for the country and the world. The logo with the People Power monument and the portraits of President Corazon C. Aquino and martyred husband Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. with yellow ribbon
This momentous event capped several years of martial rule which ended in a bloodless revolution 25 years ago.
photo collage of martyrdom of Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. in 1983
Part of the celebration was the unveiling of Cardinal Sin’s life sized statue at the nearby Andres Bonifacio drive in Manila , a commemorative People Power envelope by the Philippine Postal Corporation , job fair , concert , historical tours of EDSA , photo exhibit , military parade and an memorabilia exhibit of the late Jaime Lachica Sin Archbishop of Manila .
The People Power envelope has two (2) designs with a denomination of P 15.00 nd quantity of 5,000 pieces. Size: 4 1/8 inches x 9 ½ inches , Printer: Amstar Company, Inc. Lay out Artist: Mr. Jesus Alfredo Delos Santos
The exhibit was opened by Archbishop Socrates Villegas and distinguished guests. The exhibit was held at the second level of the EDSA People Power shrine near Robinson’s Mall , Galleria branch .
head bust of Archbishop Jaime L. Sin
Jaime Sin, also Jaime Lachica Sin (31 August 1928 – 21 June 2005) Chinese name: 辛海梅; 辛海棉 Xīn Hǎiméi; Xīn Hǎimián ).
old seminary in Jaro, Iloilo
He was the Roman Catholic archbishop of Manila known for his instrumental role in the People Power Revolution from February 22 to 25 1986 , which toppled the regime of President Ferdinand Marcos and installed Mrs. Corazon Cojuangco- Aquino as the president .During his reign, he was considered an influential and charismatic leader of the country. He is also instrumental in another People Power II in 2001.
old church bell
photograph taken during his elevation as a cardinal by Pope Paul VI
Cardinal Sin was only the third native Filipino Archbishop of Manila, following centuries of Spanish , American , Irish episcopacy. He was made cardinal by Pope Paul VI . When he was the Archbishop of Manila, he was widely considered Primate of the Philippines , though no formal dignity has ever been attached to the archdiocese.
University of San Francisco citation
medal -order of Sikatuna was conferred to his eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin by President Gloria Macapagal -Arroyo
This award is conferred upon individuals who have rendered exceptional and meritorious services to the Republic of the Philippines, upon diplomats, officials and nationals of foreign states who have rendered conspicuous services in fostering, developing and strengthening relations between their country and the Philippines, or upon personnel of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), both in the Home Office and in the Foreign Service .
miter , red skull cap and episcopal bishop ring used by Jaime Cardinal L. Sin during his life time are on display
Miter ( also spelled mitre) from the Greek word μίτρα, “headband” or “turban”, is a type of headgear now known as the traditional, ceremonial head-dress of bishops and certain abbots in the Roamn Catholic Church. Anglican church The miter is also used by Anglican Church some Lutherian churches, and also bishops and certain other clergy in the Eastern Orthodox and Russian Orthodox .
Skull Cap is also known called a Zuchetto and it comes in various colours: Red : Cardinal , White : The Pope and members of the Dominican and Norbetine religious orders , Violet: (Called Amaranth Red by the RCC) Patriarchs, Archbishops and Bishops , Black: Priests and Deacons.
Episcopal Ring -When a Bishop is consecrated as Bishop, he receives a ring representing his office (Cardinals receive their own special ring, also). The Pope’s ring, known as the “Fisherman’s Ring,” is the personal and unique seal of that reigning Pontiff and is (or at least used to be) destroyed on his death.
Back side view of the archbishop vestments exhibit
front side view of the exhibit :
Pallium is worn only by archbishops (in their own dioceses), patriarchs, and the Pope, as symbol of their authority. It’s a band of white wool adorned with 6 small black crosses, worn around the neck with extensions front and back, and pinned to the chasuble in three places about the neck. The non-silk part of the pallium is made of white wool, part of which is supplied by two lambs presented annually by the Lateran Canons Regular on the feast of St. Agnes (21 January). The lambs are solemnly blessed on the high altar of that church after the pontifical Mass, and then offered to the pope, who sends palliums made of their wool to the archbishops.
Bacolo or Crozier (crozier, pastoral staff, paterissa, pósokh) is the stylized staff of office (pastoral staff) carried by high-ranking Catholic prelate The other typical insignia includes the miter and the episcopal . This was not exhibited .
Pectoral Cross – is worn usually relatively large, suspended from the neck by a cord or chain that reaches well down the chest. It is worn by the clergymen as an indication of their position, and is different from the small crosses worn on necklace by many Christians, which have no special significance.
death mask done by Mr. Napoleon Abueva
He retired on 15 September 2003, having reached the age of retirement for bishops under Canon Law. He died at the age of 76 on 21 June 2005 .
The author would thank all the people behind this event . The exhibit will run until second week of March . There is no entrance fee.
tarpaulin poster with a chronology of events are hung across EDSA and nearby White Plains Avenue
People Power Monument with yellow-colored flowers
APA citation. Braun, J. (1912). Zucchetto. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. from New Advent: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15765b.htm
MLA citation. Braun, Joseph. “Zucchetto.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 15. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912.
Noonan, Jr., James-Charles (1996). The Church Visible: The Ceremonial Life and Protocol of the Roman Catholic Church. Viking. pp. 191. ISBN 0-670-86745-4.