Sunday, June 19, 2011

Parish of St. Jerome (Dueñas, Iloilo)

Parish of St. Jerome (Dueñas, Iloilo)

The parish was formerly called Laglag. Basically, the church has the same structure as the Lambunao and Calinog churches if not for the dome which has a Romanesque influence. On the other hand, the massiveness of the façade and the bell towers suggests a Baroque influence.

The primitive church was made of wood. Later, the church made of stone was destroyed by the earthquake of 1787.

In 1878, the construction of a structure made of stone and bricks with the interiors following the Tuscan order and the exterior of Doric origins, was started under the supervision of Fr. Nicholas Gallo. It has one nave and two spacious transept, measures 65 meters long and 16 meters wide.

Like its neighboring churches, the Dueñas Catholic church was also damaged during the 1948 earthquake that shook the whole island of panay.

The heave doric columns are mounted on a rectangular section divided into three equal segments. Semi-circular arched blind fenestrations flanked both sides of the semi-circular arched entrance. Each one crowned with rose windows that indicates the second story and choir loft. The roundness of the front columns contrasts with the flat rectangular pilasters on the side wall.


ye. Sunday's best. Me and my happy feet here :)