* Cemeteries

We were recently driving in Antipolo and happened to see the cemetery there, so we drove in to have a look.  This one is a public cemetery where, we are told, people rent a spot for some years.  They then pay another fee to keep their loved one's body there, otherwise it is removed to make room for others.  I think many then will have the remains cremated. 

There was a private cemetery across the street which we also had a look at.


A lot of the cemeteries have "houses" built over the graves.  The RCC Filipinos worship their dead.  On All Saints Day in November, some families gather at the graves of their loved ones and spend time together there.

There is also a Chinese cemetery in Manila which we drove through once.  The Chinese also worship their ancestors, and this is reflected in the gravesites.

There were altars at each grave as well as seating inside the buildings for families who gather there.


As believers in Jesus Christ, we confess:

"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
Philippians 1:21

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord...."
Revelation 14:13

"For I know that my redeemer liveth.... And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God."
Job 19:25

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting. It must cost a lot to bury their dead.