The Philippines is a predominantly Christian nation on account of 300 years of Spanish rule. It is estimated that 81% of the population is Roman Catholic. In the south on the large island of Mindanao, many are adherents of Islam. Filipino Muslims make up about five percent of the national population.
Animism or folk religion encompassing indigenous spiritual traditions from pre-colonial times still prevail even among baptized members of formal churches. Superstitious beliefs are widespread. Continue reading “Native Filipino Beliefs”
This page was posted in the year 2010.
Main Religions in the Philippines
Roman Catholic 80.9%
Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%
other Christian 4.5%
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Filipinas revere the Virgin Mary as fervently as Catholic women venerate her as the mother of God in Mexico and other countries like the Philippines that had been under Spanish colonial rule.
‘Hail Mary’ in English
Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
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The Ten (10) Commandments of God are listed twice in the Bible — first in Chapter 20 of the Book of Exodus, and also in Chapter 5 of the Deuteronomy. Most Filipinos being Christian, the Bible is read and taught widely in the Philippines.
Continue reading “Ang Sampung Utos ng Diyos”
evil effect on a person because of his or her malice
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This word is from the Spanish confirmar.
Catholic sacrament of confirmation
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Filipino Muslims make up about five percent of the Philippine population.
MUSLIM TERMS IN PHILIPPINE RELIGION
Islamic customary law that sometimes conflicts with Philippine jurisprudence and thus an issue in Muslim-Christian relations
title for a local Muslim leader
religious pilgrimage to Mecca made by the Muslim faithful
prayer leader in a mosque
an Islamic religious school
stylized serpent used as an artistic motif by Filipino Moslems
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Mga diyos na pinapaniwalaan ng mga sinaunang Pilipino bago dumating ang mga Kastila sa Pilipinas.
Deities (“gods”) that ancient Filipinos believed in before the Spaniards arrived in the Philippines.
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