I first visited the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Taytay, Rizal on October 2, 2011. I brought my Canon A495 digital camera at that time. My 2nd visit to this church was in December 2012. At that time, I already have my Canon EOS 1100D camera.
Saint John the Baptist Parish Church is located at Barangay San Isidro, Taytay, Rizal. It was founded in 1579. The current Parish Priest is Msgr. Pedro C. Cañonero.
There is a marker on the church in Tagalog but let me re-post here my translation of it (which appeared also on Elmer Loves Oreo):
For most of us, we know who Saint John the Baptist is. He was the cousin of Jesus of Nazareth who baptized him in the river Jordan. What I don’t know was that John the Baptist was mentioned by the famous 1st Century Roman-Jewish historian Flavius Josephus and that he is also a prophet in the Muslim faith.
In the famous book Antiquities of the Jews, John the Baptist was mentioned in Book 18. It’s significant because it confirms the authenticity of the Bible as a historical book as well.
Here are the pictures of Saint John the Baptist Parish Church in Taytay, Rizal.
The interior of Saint John the Baptist Parish Church, Taytay, Rizal.
The marker which tells the story of the church in the vernacular language – Filipino.
The statue of St. John the Baptist on the façade of the church.
The bell tower of Taytay Church (a.k.a. Saint John the Baptist Parish Church)
Image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the churchyard.
I wonder how old this tree is.