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Sunday, October 25, 2015

The 19th Asian Liturgy Forum Manila, Philippines [26-30 October 2015]

The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica (Filipino: Kalakhang Katedral Basílika ng Maynilà; Spanish: Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Manila), informally known as Manila Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, Philippines, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines. Located at Plaza de Roma in the Intramuros district of the City of Manila, the cathedral was originally a parish church owned and governed by the Archdiocese of Mexico in 1571, until it became a separate diocese on 6 February 1579 upon the issuance of the papal bull, Illius Fulti Praesido by Pope Gregory XIII. The cathedral was damaged and destroyed several times since the original structure was built in 1581 while the eighth and current instance of the cathedral was finally completed in 1958. The basilica has merited a papal endorsement from Pope Gregory XIII and three apostolic visits from Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. On 27 April 1981, Pope John Paul II issued papal bull Quod Ipsum designating the cathedral as a minor basilica by his own Motu Proprio.

The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, or simply the University of Santo Tomas (UST), is a Roman Catholic research university in Manila, Philippines. Founded on April 28, 1611 by Miguel de Benavides, Archbishop of Manila, it has the oldest extant university charter in the Philippines and in Asia, and is one of the world's largest Catholic universities in terms of enrollment found on one campus. Run by the Order of Preachers, UST is also the largest university in Manila.

The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (canonically known as Saint John the Baptist Parish and colloquially known as Quiapo Church; Spanish: Basílica Menor del Nazareno Negro) is a prominent Roman Catholic Latin-rite basilica located in the District of Quiapo in theCity of Manila, Philippines. The basilica is famous home for the shrine of the Black Nazarene, a dark statue of Jesus Christ many claim to be miraculous. The parish is under the Archdiocese of Manila and its current rector is Rev. Msgr. Hernando Coronel.

Manila (Philippine English: /məˈnɪlə/; Filipino: Maynilà) is the capital city of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities which, along with the municipality of Pateros, make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region.Manila (and more broadly speaking, Metro Manila) is the economic and political capital of the Philippines, home to extensive commerce and some of the most historically and culturally significant landmarks in the country, as well as the seat of the executive and judicial branches of the government. Manila was listed as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network in 2012. The Manila Galleon trade-route (c. 1565 to 1815), being the first instance in human-history wherein world-trade truly became global (previous world-trade routes had not yet crossed the Pacific and had not reached a global nature), made Manila a primordial foundation-stone of true globalization. Manila is the host to the Embassy of the United States in the Philippines and the Apostolic Nunciature to the Philippines.

The 19th Asian Liturgy Forum Program

Arrival  &  Registration
6:00 pm         Vespers [Presided by Most Rev. Julius Tonel D.D.
chair, CBCP Episcopal Commission on Liturgy]
Words of Welcome  &  Introduction to the Theme
                            Most Rev. Julius Tonel, D.D.
Message [Most Rev. Anthony Lee, D.D.
Bishop-Emeritus of Miri, Chair of the Asian Liturgy Forum]
Welcome Dinner and Socials

6:30 a.m.         Departure from Pius XXII Catholic Center for UST
7:00                 Breakfast
8:00                 Lauds – Fr. Genaro O. Diwa
8:30                 Audio Visual Presentation on this year’s theme
8:45                 Conference Paper:  Liturgy and the Family
                                 Msgr. Florencio Salvador, Jr. 
9:45                Break
10:15              Sharing from Indonesia
11:00              Holy Eucharist –Fr. Boli Ujan, SVD
12:00 n.         Lunch
2:00 p.m.          Sharing from Taiwan
2:45                  Sharing from Cambodia
3:30                   Break
3:45                   Sharing from ___________
4:30                   Vespers  - Fr. Joy Perera
5:00                  Departure for the Dinner Venue

6:30 a.m.         Departure from Pius XXII Catholic Center for UST
7:00                   Breakfast
8:00                   Lauds –Fr. Sridanto Nataantaka
8:30                   Sharing from the Philippines
9:15                   Sharing from Malaysia
10:00          Break
10:30          Sharing from Myanmar
11:30                  Lunch
12:30 n.         Departure for the Tour  (Diocese of Malolos, Bulacan)
6:00                   Vespers – Fr. Francis Cais, SDB
Holy Eucharist  - Most Rev. Anthony Lee, D.D.
7:00                  Dinner

6:30 a.m.         Departure from Pius XXII Catholic Center for UST
7:00                   Breakfast
8:00                   Lauds – Fr. Charles Pan
8:30                   Sharing from Thailand
9:15                  Sharing from  Sri Lanka
10:30                  Break
11:00                  Sharing from Bangladesh
12:00 n.         Lunch
2:00 p.m.          Plenary Session
                      a. Approval of Asian Liturgy Forum Statement
                      b. Business Matters
4:00                   Break/Free Time/Preparation for the Holy Eucharist
5:00                  Holy Eucharist – Most Rev. Julius Tonel, D.D.
6:30                   Farewell Dinner/Cultural Night

7:00 am          Lauds – Fr. Joselito Salvador, SVD
Holy Eucharist – Msgr. Florencio Salvador, Jr.
8:00                   Breakfast
9:00                   DEPARTURE 

19th Asian Liturgy Forum - Manila Philippines

The Federation of Asian Bishop’s Conference [FABC] established the Asian Liturgy Forum [ALF] in 1996 in order to provide a forum for Catholics in Asia to discuss liturgical matters pertaining to each country. It is hoped that through the ALF, the gift of cultural-pastoral diversity would enrich each country through the scholarly studies and sharings.

The late Fr. Anscar J. Chupungco, OSB, who initiated the ALF had been serving as its Secretary General since then. The participating countries of the Asian Liturgy Forum are: Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and China. Observers and other media practitioners are also welcomed in the conferences.

Each year, every other country takes turn in hosting the meeting. This year’s 19th Asian Liturgy Forum [ALF] would be held in Manila, Philippines, 26-30 October 2015 at the Blessed Buenaventura Garcia Paredes OP Building, University of Santo Tomas Campus.

The theme for the 2015 ALF is ‘Liturgy and the Family’ –  Msgr. Florencio Salvador, SLD – a liturgy scholar from the Philippines would give the conference paper, followed by reports from participating countries and regions in Asia. The forum is conducted in English.