The Filipino Apostolate of South Jersey held its annual Santacruzan celebration on Sunday, May 13, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Absecon, with a procession through the streets and liturgy celebrated by Father Cosme de la Pena. Celebrated in the month of May by Filipino Catholics, the festival commemorates the finding of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem by Queen Helena (Reyna Elena) and her son, Constantine the Great. At left, Reyna Elena, portrayed by Jessica Joy Pamfilo, processes through the Absecon streets.
Photos by Alan M.Dumoff, ccdphotolibrary.smugmug.com
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