UNESCO World Heritage Site

Here is the annual review of the Churches we have visited and reported on for you since March 2014…we hope you will enjoy it.

Click the link to view and enjoy: “The Rest of the Story

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThat’s right! We have now completed the Ilonggo/ Hiligaynon & Pilipino/Tagalog versions for the Easter Devotions. We really hope you will enjoy them.

click this link to view and enjoy: Bersyon Ilonggo/Hiligaynon
click this link to view and enjoy: Bersyon Pilipino/Tagalog

Bamboo OrganWe are pleased to advise you that the 2015 English language edition of the HP’s Visita Iglesia is now available on the main website as well as on slideshare. This year we accompany the all 3 editions with music from Armando -V. Salarza playing the Bamboo Organ at the San José Church in Las Piñas, Manila.

click the link to view and enjoy: the 2015 Visita Iglesia in English.

World Heritage Site 2

Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska and is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes magnificent and historic national parks in both the USA (particularly in Alaska) as well as in Canada in the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

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To accompany our main story on Columbus and the Basilica Primada de América we have added two YouTube presentations prepared by Robin Chew. They are:

1. The Basilica of Sta Maria which can be viewed by clicking this photo:
StaMaria Sto Domingo 036

2. The Zona Colonial of Sto Domingo which can be view by clicking this photo:
Santo Domingo Historic District 2

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Columbus believes that he has found mathematical proof of this in an apocryphal text of the Old Testament where the prophet Esdras states that the earth is six parts land to one part sea. This is contrary to the current beliefs The 15th century the notion has developed that the unseen distance by sea is much less than the known distance between Europe and China by land.

Columbus argues, first to the king of Portugal in 1484 and then to the Spanish monarchs, that India is therefore within reach of a caravel sailing west from the Canaries.

The Portuguese court rejects his argument. The Spanish monarchs delay for years while a commission investigates his claims. Finally, in the camp near Granada, they accept his somewhat exorbitant terms regarding the honours which will be heaped upon him if he reaches India or China, and his share of whatever is found.

Once agreement is reached, after so many years, Columbus moves fast. With his partners (brothers from a Spanish ship-owning family named Pinzón) he prepares vessels for the great adventure.

Click the link to read and enjoy the full story and “The Rest of the Story” about Columbus’ discoveries and our newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Miagao hurch, undated
We re-new our visit to the old, historic Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva in Miagao, Iloilo. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and when visiting this area in the Western Visayas it is a must see.

left click on the link to view: “The Rest of the Story