LOOK: Thousands join procession of Nazareno replicas

Photos by Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 07 2019 11:28 PM

Thousands of devotees of the Black Nazarene joined the annual procession of replicas on Monday, 2 days before the Traslacion.

Around 100 replicas of Nuestro Señor Jesus Nazareno were lined up during the procession wherein Catholic devotees expressed thanksgiving for prayers granted.

Millions are expected to participate in the annual Traslacion on January 9 from the Quirino Grandstand back to the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, which commemorates its transfer from Intramuros to its current home.

Devotees prepare their replica of the Black Nazarene in front of the Church of St. John the Baptist or Quiapo Church in Manila on Monday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Devotees prepare their replica of the Black Nazarene in front of the Church of St. John the Baptist or Quiapo Church in Manila on Monday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A replica of the Black Nazarene is covered with plastic to protect it from the rain. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Devotees prepare their replica of the Black Nazarene in front of the Church of St. John the Baptist or Quiapo Church in Manila on Monday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Women devotees pull the carriage of a replica of the Black Nazarene during the procession in Manila.Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Holy water is doused on devotees during the procession around the Church of St. John the Baptist or Quiapo Church in Manila, Monday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Holy water is doused during the procession around the Church of St. John the Baptist or Quiapo Church in Manila, Monday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Thousands of devotees of the Black Nazarene receive blessings during the procession of replica in front of the Church of St. John the Baptist or Quiapo Church in Manila, Monday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Children devotees react as holy water is doused during the procession of images in front of the Church of St. John the Baptist or Quiapo Church in Manila, Monday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Thousands of devotees of the Black Nazarene receive blessings during the procession of replica in front of the Church of St. John the Baptist or Quiapo Church in Manila, Monday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Priests and lay ministers doused holy water during the procession of the Nazareno replicas in front of the Church of St. John the Baptist or Quiapo Church in Manila, Monday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A girl catches a face towel during the procession of the Nazareno replicas in front of the Church of St. John the Baptist or Quiapo Church in Manila, Monday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News