Monday, March 31, 2014

Today in Philippine History: The First Mass

MARCH 31, 1521
The first Mass in the Philippines was held in Limasawa Island, Southern Leyte. It was officiated by Fr. Pedro Valderrama using an improvised altar with the presence of Ferdinand Magellan, Antonio Pigafetta, Gines de Mafra, Francisco Albo, Spanish soldiers, Rajah Kolambu with his men and Rajah Siagu of Butuan.

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