Saturday, July 14, 2012

Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Ozamiz City


After a hearty lunch at Mooon Cafe, we visited the nearby cathedral. The Immaculate Conception Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ozamiz and is one of the five cathedrals within the Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Ozamiz.

The church building was designed by Filipino architect Leandro Locsin and was completed in 1960. The cathedral has been renovated in 1997-1998 including the newly installed façade which earned both praise and criticism.


The blue and pink colored window panels paint the interior of the church with bright shades of blue. Entering the cathedral brought us feelings of relaxedness and calmness. The north transept is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, the patroness of the cathedral. The south transept, on the other hand, is dedicated to Saint Joseph.


The cathedral also features a pipe organ installed in 1967. After years of neglect, the German-built pipe organ was restored to its former glory in 2011 by a Las Pinas City-based organ makers. It is said to be the only existing pipe organ in Mindanao. See photos.

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Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish
Rival Avenue, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental
Telephone: (088) 564-2911
Email: die96_@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.iccpozamis.com/

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