18 Apr '11, 12pm

Epic Philippine prayer put online: MANILA - PHILIPPINE Catholics all over the world can now follow the tradition...

MANILA - PHILIPPINE Catholics all over the world can now follow the traditional recitation of a day-long prayer of Jesus Christ's passion over the Internet, thanks to a church website. The website has all 21-chapters of the 'Pasyon', a Filipino prayer in the form of an epic poem, which is traditionally recited in a non-stop session in many devout Philippine towns during Holy Week. Officials of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines said on Monday they put the prayer online so millions of Filipinos working overseas could still follow the Lenten tradition. 'It is for countries where there are no churches or for seamen. They can pray aloud with the online version even from far away,' said Carmelo Acuna, head of the church project. Carmelo Acuna said the online version is just 20 hours long, relatively short compared to versions used in some villages where the rec...

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