Church of Orion in Bataan

Church Orion Bataan San Miguel Arcangel Parish Church Bataan San Vicente Barangay Spiritual Abucay Earthquake Damage Construction History Renovation Repair Schedule Wedding Location History Town The San Miguel Arcangel Parish Church, also simply known as the Church of Orion, is one of the oldest churches in Bataan Province. Located in barangay San Vicente in the municipality of Orion, the church’s spiritual ministration of Orion belonged formerly to Abucay. Orion became an independent missionary center in 1667. Its first minister was Rev. Domingo Perez. The church and the convent were badly damaged by the earthquake of September in 1856, and were repaired in 1854. The Rev. Ulpiano Herrero constructed the beautiful sacristy and marble altars. In this town Cayetano Arellano, eminent Filipino jurist and statesman and first Filipino chief Justice of the Supreme Court was born on March 2, 1847. Francisco Baltazar (Balagtas), author of Florante at Laura, lived in this town from July 22, 1842 to Feb. 20, 1862. A sacristy and a cemetery was added during the American period.

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