(The Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace, Our Lady of EDSA)
View of EDSA Shrine in Ortigas Center
|Location||Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Center, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Ugong Norte, Quezon City, Philippines|
|Leadership||Rev. Fr. Lazaro B. Abaco|
|Architectural type||Modern Church|
|Materials||Sand, gravel, cement, mortar and steel|
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 church 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 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 Presidents Ferdinand Marcos (the People Power Revolution or EDSA I) in 1986 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.
|Name||Years of Pastorship||Present Assignment|
|Most Rev. Socrates B. Villegas, D.D.||1989 - 2004||Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan
Current President of CBCP
|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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