Case study about where did the first catholic mass take place in the philippines
Historians have finally resolved the controversy over the site of the celebration of the first Mass in the Philippines months before the th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the country. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines said it has adopted a report submitted by a panel of scholars who reviewed the supposed site of the celebration of the Easter Sunday Mass. In a statement released on Aug. The island, about 10 kilometers long from north to south, is believed to be where the first Mass on Philippine soil took place on March 31, , celebrated by Father Pedro de Valderrama. The priest came with Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan who was looking for the land of spices.
Limasawa Island is site of first Mass in PH, says historical commission
Where was the first Mass in the Philippines held? – The Manila Times
Photo courtesy of Dr. Rolando Borrinaga. Resil Mojares who reviewed the issue surrounding the site of the Easter Sunday Mass in the Philippines. Meanwhile, Dr. Rolando Borrinaga, representing the pro-Limasawa side, was equally elated over the decision.
Butuan historians ask CBCP to resolve first mass controversy in city’s favor
Its rich history has been preserved but it has already evolved industrially. As you witness the different stories of how great Butuan is, you will surely end up looking for flights towards Butuan City. The "first mass" did not take place in Butuan nor Limasawa nor anywhere else other than the island-port named Mazaua.
In this case study we will not focus on the significance of the site of the first catholic mass in the phillipines, but rather, use it as a historiographical exercise in the utilization of evidence and interpretation in reading historical events. There are two primary sources that historians refer to in identifying the site of the first mass. The other one is Antonio Pigafetta who has more complete. Pigafetta was also a member of Magellan expedition and an eye witness of the events, particularly of the first mass. Albo does not mention the first mass but only the planting of the cross upon a mountain-top from which could be seen three islands to the west and southwest, which also fits the southern end of Limasawa.