Friday, November 01, 2013

Kamay ni Hesus Shrine of Lucban, Quezon

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Quezon Province is a popular pilgrimage destination in Luzon. Reasons are 1) it is where Mt. Banahaw is situated which is considered to be as a holy ground and 2) it is a home to "Kamay ni Hesus" which is a healing church that has been founded in the year 1998 by Rev. Fr. Joseph Ayala Faller. And as for this blog post, I will be sharing my experience in this 5-hectare garden/shrine -- Kamay ni Hesus Shrine.

How to get there?
Going to Kamay ni Hesus is easy. From LRT-Buendia Bus Terminal, take a bus bound to Lucena. Inform the bus conductor that you will be off at Lucena Grand Central Terminal. As you reach Grand Central Terminal, transfer to a jeepney bound to Lucban. Advise the driver that you are going to Kamay ni Hesus church. Nonetheless, you will easily notice the place due to the large sign on the entrance and because it is a regular stop for jeepneys because most of the passengers drop here.
The chapel where healing mass are being hold
Kamay ni Hesus was built under the leadership of Fr. Joseph Faller, a well-known healing priest. It is located in Brgy. Tinamnan, Lucban, Quezon. Kamay ni Hesus is a healing center where a healing mass is being conducted in the chapel every Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:30 in the morning.

Devotees...
But with a 5-hectare land area, you don't expect that it will only hold a church, right? Yup, there are other things in Kamay ni Hesus shrine aside from its church and chapel. It also depicts some of the story written in the bible in the form of statues. Huge/life-size replicas of Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, Noah's Ark, and some animals in the story are scattered in the area. Kids and kids-alike will surely enjoy this place. People will also be educated about religion and stuff alike just by roaming and exploring the place.

Adam and Eve
The Eden Falls
One of the highlight in Kamay ni Hesus is climbing the 300++ steps going on top of the hill where a 50-feet tall statue of Christ lies. The statue is known as the third biggest in the world that can be seen miles away. I lost count when I went up so I just ask a caretaker of the place about the total number of steps. He told me that there are 310 steps. Though it might sound many and tiring, you will not feel much exhausted because as you go along, you will still encounter a life size statues, but this time it is about the 14 Stations of the Cross. They were planted in the area accordingly until you reach the top. Stopping, staring and offering a prayer on it makes you energized and keep you going.


Some of the scenes as you went up that hill
I feel glorified and blessed as I reached and stood on top. Seeing the statue of Christ in full size along with the astounding scenery while on top is really breathtaking. I felt like "He" was just right beside me that time. Maybe, I can say that I felt I was in heaven during my stay on top of that hill. It was spiritually refreshing.

I am actually at the foot of this statue (Photo from Edward Calugtong)
Even though its pretty crowded, we found spiritual peace on this place
After some picture taking and bonding on top of the hill, we decided to bid farewell to this place. But before we went back down, again, we offered a prayer...

Isn't it breathtaking?
Mass Schedule:
Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri - 9:00am
Saturdays - 5:00pm
Sundays - 7:30am | 9:00am | 10:30am | 11:30am | 4:00pm

Healing Mass Schedule:
Wednesdays and Saturdays - 9:30AM

If ever you'll visit Kamay ni Hesus, try their popular dish called Pansit Habhab. There are stalls outside Kamay ni Hesus that sold it. It is a must-try when visiting Lucban or any part of Quezon.

This is how you eat Pansit Hab Hab
Breakdown of Expenses:
Bus fare (Buendia Terminal - Grand Central Terminal, roundtrip) - 410 Pesos
Jeepney fare - (Grand Central Terminal - Kamay ni Hesus, roundtrip) - 40 Pesos
Food - **.**
Reminder: This is a religious site. Please observe decent clothes when visiting the place. Let's all respect the house of the Lord. Thanks! :]

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    1. Set a date na po. It's really worth to visit

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  2. Bro,

    Kaya ba ng balikan yan? I mean day trip?

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    1. Oo pre, kayang kaya. Sa totoo nyan, after namin dito eh nag-sidetrip muna kami sa Taytay Falls bago bumalik ng Manila.

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  3. hi, i recommend BANTAKAY FALLS in atimonan quezon,,, you'll pass through mountains and rivers before you get there.. its a trecking, climbing and swimming experience! it worth to see! =)

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    1. I agree. Mt Pinagbanderahan is also close to Bantakay Falls :]

      Here's our full adventure: http://geejaytravellog.blogspot.com/2013/02/mt-pinagbanderahan-and-bantakay-falls-atimonan.html

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  4. how many hours po ang byahe? what if di makaabot sa mass open for public pa din po ba? thanks

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    1. around 3 hours po ang travel time from Manila to Kamay ni Hesus. And yes po bukas pa din siya to public kahit tapos na yung mass.

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  5. meron po bang hotel or transient na matutuluyan malapit dun just in case mahirapan kmi makasakay ng bus pabalik ng manila? or kya po ba cya ng one day travel na balikan lng?

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    1. Good na po siya ng day tour lang po. No need na to spent more than that :)

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  6. Hi Geejay,

    Your blog really help me. Because me and may friend is planning to go there this Holy Week. And I know its a perfect place to be there.

    Hope to meet you in some place.

    Goodluck and Enjoy! :)

    Regards,
    Kamille

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    1. Maraming thank you and ingat din sa mga trips mo :)

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  7. Hi Geejay,

    I really love your blog about Kamay ni Hesus Shrine. Me and my elementary classmates are planning to go there this April 9. I know it's worth to see the place. We are also planning side tripping at Bantakay Falls. Your blog helps a lot to find a perfect place this Lenten season.

    Hope to see you.

    I'm starting to be your follower. Thanks and God Bless.


    Regards,
    Jozell Guantero

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  8. Is there a place to go after Kamay ni Jesus other than Mt Pinagbanderahan and Bantakay Falls? I'm planning a day trip kasi, na after nito, I'd like to go somewhere na malapit but worth puntahan.

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    1. Add Majayjay Falls on your option as it is just less than 2 hours away from Kamay ni Hesus

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  9. Hope to be there soon with my mama and bunso.
    nice blog =)

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  10. Hello Geejay, my husband and I are planning to visit kamay ni Jesus gusto namin na mag attend ng healing mass and stay for the night Meron po bang pension house malapit sa kamay in Jesus? At yong schedule sa healing mass that you posted ay fix na yon? May pwede po ba nating matawagan? Zamboanga del Sur, Mindanao pa po kasi kami.Salamat.

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    1. Hi. For accommodation around the area, di po ako sure kung meron dun. Tapos for the phone number, you may try this: (042) 540 2206. Nakuha ko po yan sa website nila. Then I also checked at their site yung healing mass ang ganun pa din ung nakalagay:

      Saturday and Wednesday
      9:30 am - Healing Mass

      Ayun, sana po makontak nyo din sila using that number. Ingat po sa trip!

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    2. for accomodation po, pwede sa batis aramin.tapat lang ng kamay ni hesus.nsa 1,800-2,500 ang room good for 2-4 person.may swimming pool.maganda yung place

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    3. uy thanks for this recommendation :)

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  11. Salamat Geejay try ko kontakin yong number bigay mo..God bless us.

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  12. thanks sa blog u geejay punta me bukas....

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    1. You're welcome po. Ingat po sa trip!

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  13. goo day,

    sir geejay, san ang bus terminal papuntang lucban quezon?.. try ko sana. eh...

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    1. Hi din, may mga terminal sa baba/malapit sa LRT Buendia Station na bumabyahe papuntang Lucban

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  14. Hi geejay, san ang baba kapag nasa lucban quezon na?

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    1. Baba po kayo sa mismong Kamay ni Hesus. Along the highway po kasi to

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  15. Hello, Geejay! It was nice to read your amazing experience & i look forward to doing it. Would you mind telling me what bus terminal to go? Thanks muc.

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  16. Hello Geejay! Thanks s blog mo,.aircon n po b ung bus n 410? and meron din b skayan somewhere in cubao?thank you and God Bless!

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    1. yup air-conditioned buses na po yung tinutukoy ng 410. Alam ko merong bus line sa Cubao bound to Lucena pero di ko sure kung anong name nung bus line na yun.

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  17. Hi Geejay nkapunta na kami sa kamay ni Jesus with my hubby last May 14, 2014 it is indeed one of the most memorable experiences in our lives. salamat sa mga post mo nkakatulong ka..God bless. Vigan , Ilocos nanaman I post mo ha..God bless us.

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    1. Uy ayus pala. You're welcome po :) Sakto! naka book na ko sa Ilocos (pati Vigan) ng last of June! Antay antay lang po sa post ko ahhh hehehe

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  18. galing naman...ill be there soon..

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  19. my bf and I is planning to go at KAMAY NI HESUS to celebrate his bday this coming june 24.THANKYOU geejay for for giving me the idea how to go there =)))).NOTED!

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    1. Good choice to celebrate his birthday. Ingat and enjoy the trip!

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  20. Excited to be here on My Day.. ^________^ thanks for the review. :) great. God bless

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    1. You're welcome and have a safe trip ahead!

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  21. my officemate and I are going there tomorrow :) Im so excited :)

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  22. hi.I'm from cagayan valley..planning to go der on December 20 Saturday for the healing mass..galing manila commuting kaya kya makaabot s 930 mass? ..May biyahe kya s Buendia ng 5am? thnks

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    1. Yes there is po. un actually ung nasakyan naming sched. God bless on your trip!

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  23. Eto ang gift ko sa gf ko sa darating na bithday nya! Dito ko sya dadalin para makapagsimba kami! salamat boss geejay sa tips kung pano makapunta ! Godspeed boss! thanks!

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  24. Thanks for this informative blog.

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