Caraga Church interior and artifacts

An entry in one of the church books dated 5 January 1897. It details the death of a Marta Mayong, 70 years old from the town of Caraga who died of natural causes

An entry in one of the church books dated 5 January 1897. It details the death of a Marta Mayong, a 70 years old widow from the town of Caraga who died of natural causes.

Church record containing entries for the years 1887-1892

Church record containing entries for the years 1887-1892

The interior of Caraga Church has been much renovated that there are no longer traces of the old, except for the hardwood posts and lateral walls. The old and dilapidated retablos were replaced with new ones during preparations for its centennial celebrations.

At the attached baptistry, the old octagonal baptismal font is still there placed atop a pedestal. Interesting details include scallop relieves at each side.

At the kumbento or parochial house, the antique church records are kept inside a glass faced cabinet. Among those that I found (left) contains entries from 1887-1892. In another book (detail of content above), contains an entry of a resident’s death.

Other than these and the church’s three bells, there aren’t any worthy of interest.

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