To continue my blog as of yesterday may I share with you some the photos I have taken. This time let me take you to the interior of this marvelous red brick church.
The Photo above is the statue of the Risen Christ behind a silhouette of the cross. If you are facing the altar the image on the left side is that of St. Michael the Archangel, the titular of the Church and I would guess that St. Joseph whose image is located on the right side is the secondary Patron Saint. At the middle is the Blessed Sacrament with a red oil lamp to indicate the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. In all honesty I would say that the image of the risen Christ is beautiful and evokes hope and strength. But one thing I am sad was the removal of the retablo. Baroque churches in the Philippines has the retablo which contains the niches for the images of the saints and which serves as the wall to which the altar is attached. The new design does not fit actually with the architecture of the Church.
The tabernacle occupies a central portion of the Sanctuary. However without the retablo the tabernacle design does not seem to fit in. The classic tabernacle design and modern backdrop does not get along well.
The Parable of the Sower as depicted on the ambo. Notice the Sower (Christ), the soil, the seed and the Birds. Beautiful symbolism truly inspiring. Thanks to the renovator who directed the renovation for the depth of ideas placed into this.
The Altar . I notice that it is movable and wooden. The image of the Lamb of God (Christ) with the Greek letters of alpha and omega carved on both sides symbols of Christ, the one who is offered on the altar. As we gaze on the altar let us be reminded of Him who shed his blood and gave himself up on the cross to make this propriety sacrifice.