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PABASA AT FACLA ON APRIL 2 / 3 FOR THE HOLY WEEK 2015, A SUCCESS

EPCC NEWS
April 04, 2015

PABASA AT FACLA ON APRIL 2 / 3 FOR THE HOLY WEEK 2015, A SUCCESS

Los Angeles- The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) and the Pilipino American Kultural Society in Action (PAKSA) held a two-day PABASA or choral reading by singing of the PASYONG MAHAL NG PANGINOON HESUKRISTO, a tradition during the Holy Week in the Philippines was a success.

The PABASA lasted for 13 hours from Holy Thursday, April 2 to almost 2:00 AM on Holy Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Social Hall.

The PABASA is a marathon choral reading by singing the PASYONG MAHAL NG PANGINOONG HESUKRISTO in the tradition of the PABASA or Holy reading singing in Tagalog.

Marathon Reading by singing the Holy Book in Tagalog

The PASYON was introduced in the Philippines during the Spanish times in a way to introduce Catholicism to Filipinos by the Catholic Church. The book was printed during the Spanish times in Aprll 1884.

Since then it has been a tradition during the celebrations of the Holy Week in the Philippines until today. FACLA started the event last year with the

PABASA during the Holy Week of 2014.

More than 20 people joined the PABASA for the two days this year. They brought food and drinks
The same last year, absent were the Filipino-American youth who did not to join and try this Filipino tradition this year by joining the Holy Week PABASA in FACLA.

Those who are interested to join the PABASA for next Holy Week next year 2016 can call Clarita or Cording at the FACLA office (213)484-1527 or Al of PCORE at (213)241-0995 or Sid of PAKSA at (213)399-5042.

You can also visit our website at www.newfacla.org or by email at Pilipinokami76@yahoo.com/newfacla@yahoo.com

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