As we observe Holy Week in the Philippines, the National Museum Bohol highlights the most memorialized religious art and tradition found in the heritage churches of Bohol.
Today, Palm Sunday (April 10, 2022), the National Museum Bohol presents the ceiling of the Parish Church of La Santisima Trinidad in the town of Loay. This painting recalls a renowned story in the scriptures when Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem and was welcomed by multitudes of people waving palm branches at him crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”. This particular event is remembered every Palm Sunday or Domingo Sa Lukay as depicted and seen in the narthex of Bohol churches including the restored parish churches of Loboc and Loon, all declared National Cultural Treasures.
In 2013, the Holy Trinity Parish Church complex of Loay was declared by the National Museum of the Philippines as a National Cultural Treasure for its unique and outstanding historical, cultural, and artistic values of national significance with the church’s ceiling painted by Cebu’s master painter, Raymundo Francia.