EDSA Shrine

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Coordinates: 14°35′32″N 121°03′31″E / 14.59222°N 121.05861°E / 14.59222; 121.05861

EDSA Shrine
(The Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace, Our Lady of EDSA)
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View of EDSA Shrine in Ortigas Center
Basic information
Location Ortigas Center, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Ugong Norte, Quezon City, Philippines
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Year consecrated 1989
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Suffragan Diocese
Leadership Rev. Fr. Lazaro B. Abaco
Website www.edsashrine.com
Architectural description
Architectural type Modern Church
Architectural style Modern
Completed 1989
Materials Sand, gravel, cement, mortar and steel
Statue of Our Lady of EDSA (Our Lady of Peace)

The Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace, Our Lady of EDSA, or more popularly, the EDSA Shrine is a small church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila located at the intersection of Ortigas Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Barangay Ugong Norte, Quezon City. The shrine is also called the Archdiocesan Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace or Mary, Queen of Peace Quasi-Parish, although these names are seldom used. Built in 1989 originally to commemorate the memories of the People Power Revolution and its peaceful outcome, the shrine stands on the site of two peaceful demonstrations that toppled Philippine presidents Ferdinand Marcos (the People Power Revolution or EDSA I) and Joseph Estrada (the EDSA Revolution of 2001 or EDSA II).

Our Lady of Peace, Mother of Peace, Queen of Peace or Our Lady Queen of Peace is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic Church. She is represented in art holding a dove and an olive branch, symbols of peace. Her official memorial feast is celebrated on January 24 each year in Hawaii and some churches in the United States. Elsewhere, the memorial feast is celebrated on July 9.

The EDSA Shrine is part of the Ortigas Center, a complex of office buildings and commercial centers that occupy large tracts of land in portions of Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, and Pasig City.

Rectors[edit]

Name Years of Pastorship Present Assignment
Most Rev. Socrates B. Villegas, D.D. 1989 - 2004 Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan
Rev. Fr. Victor Y. Apacible 2004 - 2008 Rector of the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Makati City
Rev. Fr. Leo Nilo M. Mangussad, M.S.M. 2004 - 2015 Parish Priest of San Roque de Sampaloc Parish, Manila
Rev. Fr. Lazaro B. Abaco July 1, 2015 – Present

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