The mountain of Calvary is a significant place in the bible where Jesus was crucified. The mountain also serves as a reminder of the love and sacrifice that Jesus Christ gave to save everyone from their sins.
Calvary Mountain Station of the Cross in Sirao is a place of worship that aims to remind its visitors of Jesus Christ’s love and devotion. The name “Calvary Mountain Stations of the Cross” was chosen to reflect the way of the cross and encourage believers to cherish and practice the values taught to us by the bible.
It was developed by the same faithful follower of Christ who felt a calling from God. In 2013, Miss Estrella Rigodon received a calling to develop a parcel of land in Sirao where she would be able to share God’s providence.
The very first structure to be developed was the giant Cross which now rests at the top of the chapel and serves as the most prominent feature of Calvary Mountain Stations of the Cross. From there, construction of the other parts of the worshipping place seemed to easily follow.
The first thing that greets visitors are serene angels that seemingly usher visitors to the different parts of Calvary Mountain Stations of the Cross. A fountain can be found to the right and at the left is Jesus Christ framed and standing on a large patch of grass. The main staircase is a straightforward path that leads visitors from the bottom all the way to the entrance of the chapel.
Rails and subtle inclines are also present on both sides of the main staircase to serve as alternative paths. Well-maintained plants and regularly trimmed grass contribute to the serenity of the place. The surroundings of the chapel are also blessed with vibrant plants and trees which breathe life into Calvary Mountain Stations of the Cross.
The environment of Calvary Mountain Stations of the Cross and the gentle breeze of Sirao are both great gifts from above that allow faithful followers to practice their faith in peace and reconnect with their souls.
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION
- Entrance fee: None
- Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Contact numbers: N/A
- Email address: [email protected]
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Calvarymountainstationofthecross
- Website: https://crisbeniartajo.wixsite.com/calvarymountainsirao
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Sitio Langub, Brgy. Sirao, Cebu City — a few kilometers away from Sirao Flower Farm, 30 minutes from the city proper.
BY TAXI: Find your way to J.Y. Square in Lahug. It is the best place to go to since there are many options to choose from to get the Calvary Mountain Stations of the Cross. One of the easiest ways is to hail a taxi from J.Y. Square. The nearest landmark is the Sirao Flower Farm but it is still quite a ways away. Just ask the driver to head to Langub-Sirao road and you will eventually reach Calvary Mountain Stations of the Cross.
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Calvary Mountain Stations of the Cross Stations of the Cross” in Sirao. Parking space is available upon arrival.