LIST: Black Nazarene procession route, prayer stations for January 9

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LIST: Black Nazarene procession route, prayer stations for January 9

As much as 18 million people are expected to attend the traslacion, which commemorates the transfer of the 1767 cross-bearing image of Jesus Christ from Intramuros to Quiapo. File

MANILA, Philippines — This year’s Traslacion would follow a slightly different route, according to organizers of the annual Black Nazarene procession.

The organizers on Wednesday revealed the new route of the Black Nazarene procession where millions of devotees are expected to participate. They said said the route would no longer include Lagusnilad for the safety of the devotees.

The annual traslacion is being held every January 9 to commemorate the transfer of the the Black Nazarene image from its original home in Intramuros to the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo on Jan. 9, 1787.

The procession will once again begin in Quirino Grandstand where a Eucharistic Celebration is slated before the traslacion.

Below appears the traslacion route for the feast of Black Nazarene this 2018:

  • Quirino Grandstand (Independence Road)

  • Right to Katigbak Drive

  • Straight to P. Burgos (westbound lane)

  • Straight to P. Burgos (southbound lane) through Jones Bridge

  • Right to Dasmariñas

  • Right towards Plaza Sta. Cruz

  • Left to Palanca Street

  • Left to Quezon Boulevard

  • Right to Arlegui Street

  • Right to Fraternal Street

  • Right to Vergara Street

  • Left to Duque de Alba

  • Left to Castillejos Street

  • Left to Farnecio Street

  • Right to Arlegui Street

  • Left to Nepomuceno Street (counter-flow),

  • Left to Aguila Street

  • Right to Carcer Street

  • Right to Hidalgo

  • Straight though Plaza del Carmen

  • Left to Bilibid Viejo Street

  • Straight to Puyat

  • Left to Guzman Street

  • Right to Hidalgo Street

  • Left to Bautista Street (Barbosa)

  • Right to Globo de Oro

  • Straight through under Quezon Bridge,

  • Right to Palanca Street

  • Right to Villalobos Street

  • Straight through Plaza Miranda going to Quiapo Church

Aside from the route, the organizers also said there would be designated 12 prayer stations wherein communal prayers would be recited as the carriage of Black Nazarene or andas approaches.

This is the first time the traslacion would feature prayer stations. There would also be incense and holy water blessing and singing once the andas passes in every station.

Here is a list of the prayer stations:

  • Manila Hotel

  • National Museum

  • Pedestrian underpass in P. Burgos cor. Victoria (in front of Manila City Hall)

  • Pedestrian underpass in Liwasang Bonifacio

  • Escolta Arc

  • Sta. Cruz Church

  • Arlegui corner Quezon Boulevard

  • Pedestrian overpass in Arlegui St. corner  P. Casal St.

  • Canopy of Manuel L. Quezon University

  • San Sebastian Church

  • Barangay hall in Guzman Street

  • Globo de Oro 

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