The Black Nazarene, ( Spanish : Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno) (Filipino: Mahal na Itim na Nazareno), (English: Our Father Jesus Nazarene) is a life-sized, dark wooden sculpture of Jesus Christ carrying a cross, believed to be miraculous by many Filipino Catholics.
History has been told that originally, the statue has a fair complexion. But, when the ship carrying the statue was burned, the surviving sculpture turned dark.
This miraculous curved wood is presently in the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo , Manila, Philippines. The Black Nazarene are being venerated weekly by its devotess with Friday Novena Masses. There are also three annual processions associated with this icon, most notably on January 9, celebrating its transfer (Spanish: Translación) and enshrinement in the present Basilica, and is attended by several million devotees.
The image of Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno can also be seen in every churches in the Philippines.
The Black Nazerene at the National Shrine of Our lady of Fatima
The Black Nazarene at the National Shrine of Our lady of Fatima
The Black Nazarene at the Sta. Cruz Church
The Altar Mayor of the Black Nazarene at Quiapo, Manila
The Black Nazarene at San Agustin Church
The Nazareno inside Antipolo Church
Another detailed image of Nazareno inside the Church of Antipolo
The Nazareno inside the Sta. Trinidad Church at Malolos, Bulacan
The Nazareno at Kamay Ni Jesus Shrine in Lucban, Quezon