Apu Chapel in Pampanga

Apung Mamacalulu Shrine Lourdes Sur Angeles City Pampanga Apu Chapel Replica Lord Holy Sepulchre Santo Entierro Religious Jesus Christ Bishop Location History Construction Catholic Priest Description The Apung Mamacalulu Shrine is located in Barangay Lourdes Sur, Angeles City, Pampanga Province. Also simply known as the Apu Chapel, this is the shrine of the replica of Our Lord of the Holy Sepulchre or Santo Entierro (Apung Mamacalulu). Devotees from all over Pampanga flock to this shrine every Friday to venerate the supposedly miraculous image of Jesus Christ lying in the sepulchre. It is also every Friday when people buy household items, clothing including audio-video equipment in a makeshift market called “tiangge” at bargain prices. It was in 2012 when the chapel was decreed by Archbishop Paciano Aniceto, at the recommendation of Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, as an archdiocesian shrine during the canonical rites. Aniceto also established the chapel as a “center of mercy.” The original image, a gift by Fr. Macario Continue reading