Limasawa Island in Southern Leyte province has been confirmed as the site of the Philippines’ first Holy Mass 500th anniversary.
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines issued on August 19, 2020, its official position on the Site of the 1521 Easter Sunday Mass that will be the part of the country’s quincentennial celebrations in 2021.
The report was released following the NHCP board resolution in response to the requests from various institutions, including the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), as the country has kicked off a series of events leading to the 500th anniversary of the introduction of Christianity in the Philippines and the victory of Lapu-Lapu in Mactan.
The NHCP resolution is anticipated to end claims that the first Holy Mass mass celebrated by the Spanish missionaries was instead held in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte.
Limasawa Island is also known to the world’s travelers for its freediving spots.
SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the people of Limasawa Island as it prepares for official celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of the first Holy Mass in the Philippines.
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