Oslob Church interior

The interior of the church showing the presbytery
On 26 March 08, an 8 hour fire gutted the more than a century old kumbento (parish house) and church of Oslob in Cebu. What was left were the thick stone walls and belfry as well as an icon of the parish patron. This is my tribute to this beautiful and historic church with photos taken in 2005 and 2006. This is the 4th installment of a series.

The interior of the church has already been remodeled especially after the fire of 1955. Gone are the original retablo which is now replaced with a modern one. The wooden flooring was replaced with tiles in 1954.

Right, main altar with modern retablo. Left, relief of the Immaculate Conception located at the retablo’s
central niche.

Left, view of the columns; right, the top where the pyramidal dome is located.

Left, behind the main altar is a room, formerly the sacristy that has been converted into an adoration
chapel. Right, view of the main portal from the inside.

The choirloft used to be located at the top of the main portal but was burned in 1955. Access to the belfry used to be here which is barely seen in the image but at level and very near with the rightmost window of the facade. This opening has been sealed already.


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