The Parish of the Sacrifice

                The Parish of the Sacrifice also the church of the Holy Sacrifice, is a landmark catholic chapel in the University of the Philippines Diliman or U.P. it belongs to the Roman Catholic diocese of cubao and its present parish priest is Rev. Fr. Raymond Joseph Arre.

Known for its architectural design of the church is a circular. The entrance of the church is don’t have a door. It is open area. Leandro Locsin is a designer of a church that was open and could easily accommodate 1000 people. The church of holy sacrifice is the first circular church with the altar in its center in the country and the first to have a thin shell concrete dome. When we entered in church it is very relaxing because of the fresh airs and the trees at the side of a church. You fell like in the heaven. When we look at the ceiling of the church is like a big hot air balloon. It’s like fall for you. The altar is place in the center of the church. The altar is rectangular not circular. The dome of the church is supported by pillars located at the sides of the church, so that there are no supports to block the space inside. The unique design of the dome allows natural lightning and ventilation. At the middle of the dome is circular skylight, which supports the triangular bell tower. The bell tower extends to the interior, supporting the sacrifice. The arrangement of the interior of the church is concentric, with the altar in the middle. The church is recognizing as a national historical institute and the national museum respectively. It was design by the late national artist for architecture Leandro Locsin, one of the five national artists who collaborate on the project. Alfredo Juino served as the structural engineer for the project. The floor of the church was designed by Arturo Luz. The floor of the church is very attractive, because the combination of the color of floor and the ceiling are matched. The station of the cross was art by Vicente Manansala and Kiuksok, and the double-side crucifix and altar base by Napoleon Abueva, all of whom are now national artist.

Being a pioneering building, it almost suffered a setback during the construction of the dome when the weather suddenly changed as the concrete was being poured. If it had rained, the concrete would have not settled, and the whole project would have been in jeopardy. The first mass in the church was celebrated on December 20, 1955. Since then, there have been modifications to the church and its surroundings. The gigantic dome, which used to be white, is now green. The altar base was also changed from wood to marble, still by Napoleon Abueva. Perhaps the most significant change is that the church is now fenced off, and the once open grounds that surrounded the church are now landscaped.

On January 12, 2005, the church was recognized as a National Historical Landmark and a Cultural Treasure by the National Historical Institute and the National Museum, respectively. During the recognition ceremony, National Historical Institute Chairman Ambeth R. Ocampo lauded the church as a “masterpiece of Filipino artistry and ingenuity”. Currently, the parish is spearheading a project that aims to restore the dome of the historic church.

Church of the Risen Lord

Church of the Risen Lord is a protestant church located at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and Quezon City. It arose about 50 years ago through a protestant student group named the Christian youth movement.

The church of the risen lord is a cone-shape that stands on concrete rings on the front and back, and angle piers at the side. The church of the risen lord also features a concrete shell roof. The time, curve like a piece of folded paper. When you look at the front of the church it is not obviously like a wedding church. When go to the inside, you will see have a red carpet, fully ventilated and fresh air, because of the trees outside of the church. The church front is a glass wall, allowing ligh to flood into the interior. As one enters the church, the cantilevers and the choir loft shields one from the reality of human limitation and attention is shifted to the floor plan defined by walls. The window of the church where block each other to grafting the polluted air. The chapel’s architect chose a parabola to define the external configuration of the structure as a reminder of the futility of man’s aspirations towards the attainment of a state of perfection outside of the Christian faith. The zoning of the church are very comfortable, because it is one straight way/path way. You will see it is doing have cross in the altar. Only two chairs. It is a protestant church.  Modern structure was designed by Cesar H. Concio, the much-respected Filipino architect responsible for the National Government Centre and several of the University’s buildings. Steep arches form the ribs of the sanctuary, with louvers for natural ventilation and wide glass panes for natural lighting. The simple, clean lines allow for a more austere impact. The building is a popular venue for weddings.

The Parish of the Sacrifice/Church of the Risen Lord

I fell in the two church when I’m entered my astral body are traveling and go out in my body. The similarities of that church are the religion only, because when you look at the outside of the church there’s lot of trees. I’m thinking the meaning of those trees in the side of the church, is to protect to the pollution or bad airs. In the Parish of the Sacrifice it is much ventilated, there are no doors. The smell of the trees and plants and trees in the surrounding, I like the smell of the trees you fell like in the province. It is same by Church of the Risen Lord. You feel like in the fell if you serve in those churches.