1.20.2006

LIPA CITY FIESTA

San Sebastian Cathedral Lipa City
Lipa City's Patron Saint Saint Sebastian, Patron Saint of Archers and Soldiers. Feast Day every 20th of January

Saint Sebastian Sebastian died a martyr in Rome, probably in AD 288. His tomb in the place named Ad Catacumbas on the Via Appia has been venerated at least as far back as the time of Saint Ambrose and probably had some connection to Milan.
Two hundred years after his death a legend sprang up about his life. According to this legend, Sebastian, a Christian, decided to go into the military during a time of persecution. This decision was not to save his own life, but in order to put himself in a position to comfort the martyrs, as he did with Mark and Michelian. As a member of the military, the ones who captured and guarded the persecuted Christians, he was in ideal place to stay with them, encourage them, and even alleviate their sufferings without anyone being suspicious or keeping him out.
He showed such aptitude, however, in the military life, that the emperor Diocletian made him a captain without ever guessing Sebastian was a Christian. As more and more Christians died, it was inevitable that Sebastian would be found out. Diocletian was furious at what he saw as a betrayal after all he had done for Sebastian. He ordered Sebastian to be shot by archers.
Irene a Christian, found Sebastian still alive and nursed him back to health. As soon as he could stand, Sebastian went looking for Diocletian. Sebastian didn't want revenge or a reprieve. He wanted to accuse Diocletian of all the cruelties he had committed. Diocletian had Sebastian beaten to death.
A Sebastian proconsul of Diocletian is also mentioned in connection with the legend of Santa Inocenza.
Sebastian is considered patron saint of archers and soldiers based on this legend.
His Feast Day is on January 20, according to both the New Roman Calendar [The Divine Office, London: Collins, 1974] and the Old Roman Calendar [Omar Engelbert, The Lives of the Saints, London: 1951].


January 20 yan ang piyesta ng Lipa. Nagkataong ito rin ang kapanganakan ng aking ina. Kayang tuwing piyesta ng Lipa naghahanda ang buong bayan kasabay ng birthday ng aking pinakamamahal na inay. Sa inyo Inay, MALIGAYANG KAARAWAN at sa aking mga kababayang Lipenyo HAPPY FIESTA! Kainan na.

11 comments:

Tanggero said...

Bossing Atoy!!!! musta na?
We'll be going back to our beloved country at the end of this month.
Kaw ba, matutuloy ang uwi mo?
Anyway, mukhang di rin kami maglalagi sa Lipa sa 2 weeks na bakasyon namin, gumawa kasi sila ng iterenary ng paglalakwatsa ng walang pahinga, hehee.

Pero kung mauuwi ka, sana mag-meet tayo kahit sandali. Timbrehan mo ko ser!

racky said...

bah, nabuhay si faffi Tanggy! nakaamoy lang ng fiesta...tsk...tsk...

Happy Birthday sa mother dear mo fafatoy and happy fiesta na rin!
nanjan ka na ba ngayon?
enjoy ur vacation!

Ethel said...

Maki fiesta na rin :) doble doble handaan ah, happy birthday po sa inyo inay :) psensya na mangtoy la na kasi akong nanay kaya lahat ng nanay jan nanay ko na rin :)

Ghie said...

Hello Mang Atoy!

Happy birthday po sa mother mo at happy fiesta!! Nandyan po ba kayo ngayon sa Pinas?

Have a great weekend!

Raquel said...

Happy birthday po nay. Nanay ba tawag mo sa kanya mang Atoy? Gusto ko talaga nanay at tatay ang tawag ko sa mga magulang ko, sweet kase like a sugar.

Happy Fiesta na rin.

Ka Uro said...

happy birthday sa mommy mo. ano, tuloy ba uwi mo sa piyesta?

Joy said...

Happy Birthday po sa inyo nanay...

Atoy, Happy Fiesta!

Naomi said...

KA ATOY, i'm very sorry po I missed your call. Asan ka na? Until 31 pa kami dito sa Pinas, extended. Sa Martes pa next week ang fly naming lahat pauwi. Asan ka nung tumawag ka? Parang may narinig akong busina ng jeep eh. Well it's your turn now to have some fun! Enjoy your vacation Ka Atoy (ang ganda ng boses mo, husky!) What's your cellfone number here in Pinas? Text it to me pls. Take care

Mmy-Lei said...

Wow, eto ang na-miss ko sa lipa, yung cathedral. dati lagi ako nagsisimba dito, kaso natigil nalang.

kelan ka uuwi? ingat sa bakasyon and enjoy

Owen FV said...

Dati kong girlfriend ay taga-Lipa. Never been to the cathedral kase parati kami sa Carmel Church. But I liked looking at the Cathedral pag napapadaan.

I miss Lipa!

Happy Birthday to your Nanay!

KiwiNoy said...

Ka Atoy,

Tagal ko na ngang di nakakadalaw sa Lipa (or Batangas for that matter). Sa Setyembre pupunta kami sa Pinas. Nga pala, heto email ko kiwinoy2@yahoo.co.nz.

Happy Birthday din sa Nanay mo.