OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH CHURCH

OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH CHURCH

 
By: Dindo Mojica, C.E., M.Eng
Resident of Maragondon, Cavite
 
 
OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH CHURCH
The church was built on 1618. The 395 year old church was recently declared by the National Museum and the National Historical
Institute (now National Historical Commission of the Philippines or NHCP) as a Historical and Cultural Site [June 30, 2001 – The National Library/Museum declared the church as a National Cultural Treasure (Pambansang Yamang Pangkalinangan) pursuant to PD No. 374.] This is one of its kind in the province of Cavite 
and one of the 26 oldest churches in the Philippines. It is noted for its intricate retablos located at the main altars. It has graced numerous book written on church art especially those written by Regalado Trota Jose, a prominent church art scholar. A favorite among its unique features are the impressive doors with very interesting carvings. The pulpit and the tombstones of the famous parishoners of the town including Father Cenon Villafranca and Don Vicente Somoza. It is located at Poblacion 1A.


For more information, you may contact (+6346) 412-0784 (OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH CHURCH)



BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CHURCH’S CONSTRUCTION(Significant Events)



1618 – The church of Maragondon was initially built by the Jesuit Order



1627 – Maragondon was established as a parish church with Our Lady of the Assumption as its patroness by the Jesuit Order



1630-1633 – The church’s construction was enlarge; It was first constructed on wood then it was built out of stone



1646-1649 – The church was destroyed for fear of becoming a Dutch fort (during Spanish-Dutch War)



1650 – The church was rebuilt by the Jesuits using wood



1666-1672 – The convento was constructed by the Jesuits



1714 – The renovation of the church was completed. It was constructed from wood to stone. the source of stone is on the Maragondon River (Pinagsanhan area)



(NHI Marker)


VIDEO


 

 

INSIDE THE CHURCH
THE RETABLO
 
OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE CHURCH PREMISES (LANDSCAPE)
 
CHURCH (SHOT USING MY FORMER MOTOROLA L6 PHONE) – 2010


CONVENTO (SHOT USING MY FORMER MOTOROLA L6 PHONE) – 2010
CONVENTO (PANORAMIC VIEW)
 
 
SACRED HEART OF JESUS
MARIAN HALL

SOUVENIR SHOP (MULTI-PURPOSE HALL)


CANDLE LIGHTING STATION

 THE CHURCH GROUNDS (AS VIEWED IN THE CONVENTO)


 THE CHURCH GROUNDS


THE CHURCH’S PERIMETER FENCE (WITH STATIONS OF THE CROSS)

NHI MARKER
 

INSIDE THE CONVENTO


 
THE RESTORATION EFFORTS
 

THE CHURCH’S PANORAMIC VIEW
THE OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH (AS OF APRIL 2013)
THE CHURCH BUTTRESS, LOCATED AT MARAGONDON PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
 THE CHURCH’S BUTTRESS, UNDERGOING RENOVATION/REPAIR WORKS
THE CHURCH’S BUTTRESS
 
THE CHURCH’S TOWER (BACK) – BEFORE
 
 THE CHURCH’S TOWER (BACK) – AFTER
 



MARAGONDON PAROCHIAL SCHOOL


THE SCHOOL ENTRANCE
 

THE CHURCH IN HISTORY 

THE DOOR IN THE ROOM WHERE ANDRES BONIFACIO WAS DETAINED BEFORE HIS EXECUTION IN MT. NAGPATONG

THE COFFEE TABLE BOOK


To know more about the detailed history and other information about Our Lady of Assumption Parish in Maragondon, you may buy a copy of the coffee table book edition as spearheaded by Fr. Lino de Castro. The price of the book is around P 750.00 (as of 2011, prices may change without prior notice, available at the Souvenir Shop of the Parish or you may call the Parish for available copies)

WITH MY COUSIN FR. LINO DE CASTRO, CURRENT PARISH PRIEST




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