Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador Misamis, Oriental

 

This is the Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental. It’s just 30 minutes away from Cagayan De Oro City. The shrine stands 50 ft tall on top of hill surrounded by flower garden with a total land area of 11.8 hectares. It’s a solemn place to pray and meditate.


This is a project of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro which cost around Php 65M. Half of its amount is donated by Adaza family and the other half is from benefactors in Poland and the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.

Divine mercy shrine Mass schedule:
Mon-Fri   3:30 pm – 4:30pm
Sat              8am-9am/ 4pm-5pm
Sun           10am-11am / 3pm-4

How to get to Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental?
1. Domestic flights to Cagayan de Oro City via Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines, Philippine Airlines and Zest Air.
– From the airport, you can rent a car or have a package deal with taxi’s.
– Cagayan de Oro Airport is just along the hi-way so you can also ride via Jeepney for cheaper expenses.
Ride a Lumbia Jeep going to Carmen for 16 pesos fare. From Carmen, you can ride a route going to Bulua Terminal for 8 pesos. From Bulua Terminal you can ride a jeep going to El Salavador, just ask the driver to drop you off to El Salvador Divine Mercy corner road and ride a Habal-habal [Single public motorcyle]
2. Sea Travel via Super Ferries, Trans-asia and Gothong Lines.
– From Pier, you can ride a taxi to go directly to the Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador.
– Via Jeepney. Ride a Jeepney or Sikad going to Gaisano Mall. From Gaisano Mall you can ride a route going to Bulua Terminal and from Bulua Terminal you can ride a jeep going to El Salavador. Same, just ask the driver to drop you off to El Salvador Divine Mercy corner road and ride a Habal-habal [Single public motorcyle]
3. People from South, like Iligan, Zamboanga, etc.
– You can Ride a Bus like Rural transit and just stop at El Salvador Divine Mercy corner road.

Note: Fare may vary for from the latest regular fare.

St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Singapore

 

St. Andrew’s Cathedral is located in 11, St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178959. It is just near Marina Bay Sands Hotel. It is one of the few examples of English Gothic Revival architecture in Singapore. It was designed by Colonel Ronald MacPherson of the Madras Army and built by convict laborers. The first services were held in 1862. In 1870, it was elevated to the status of Cathedral.

This is the second church on the site. The grounds were reserved for an Angelican church by Stamford Raffles in his 1823 Town Plan. The first church designed by GD Coleman was completed in 1837. It was named St. Andrew’s after the patron saint of Scotland in recognition of the generosity of the Scottish community who contributed a large portion of the funds. The church was struck by lightning twice and fell into disrepair. By 1852 it was deemed unsafe and was demolished to make way for the present building. During the Japanese invasion (1942-1945), the Cathedral was used as a casualty station for the wounded and remained open for worship.

One of the main attractions of the Cathedral is a multi-coloured stained glass window. The centre panel was dedicated to the memory of Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore in 1861.

This tower with a spire was completed in 1863 and gazetted as a monument on 28 of June 1973. The present Cathedral was built in English Gothic style, between 1856 and 1864 using Indian convict labour.

Buddah Tooth Relic Temple

Buddah Tooth Relic is a Temple and a Museum located South Bridge Road, Singapore. The temple is within Chinatown. One of the founder was Shi Fa Zhao. It is architecturally inspired by the harmonious combination of the Buddhist mandala and the art culture of Buddhism in the Tang dynasty.

According to the legends, when the Buddha died, his body was cremated in a sandalwood pyre at Kusinara in India and his left canine tooth was retrieved from the funeral pyre by Arahat Khema. Khema then gave it to King Brahmadatte for veneration. It became a royal possession in Brahmadatte’s country and was kept in the city of Dantapuri (present day Puri in Orissa) and whoever possessed the Sacred Tooth Relic had a divine right to rule that land

The Sacred Tooth Relic came to be regarded as a symbolic representation of the living Buddha and it is on this basis that there grew up a series of offerings, rituals, and ceremonies.