The religious importance of Moryonan is clear in this account. It includes Longinus’ vigil at the cross inside the Church of St Isidro, the candle-lit Gloria, the chase of Longinus through the streets and his final execution – the pugután. Later chapters describe the origins of Moryonan, the making of Roman and Bulaklakan masks and costumes, and show how Moryonan in Mogpog has survived intact for over 100 years.
The author, Dr Trish Nicholson, is an anthropologist who studied the Moryonan for three years, lived with a family in Mogpog, and herself wore a Moryon mask.
Masks of the Moryons: Easter Week in Mogpog contains 26 original colour photographs taken by the author, a list of Marinduque words, and extracts from the Pasyon.
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