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Lorenzo Ruíz
SAINT LORENZO RUIZ (Filipino : San Lorenzo Ruiz ng Maynila, Spanish : San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila
Manila
Latin : Laurentius Ruiz Manilensis ; ca. 1600 – 29 September 1637) is a Filipino saint venerated in the Roman Catholic Church
Catholic Church
. A Chinese-Filipino , he became the country's protomartyr after his execution in Japan
Japan
by the Tokugawa Shogunate during its persecution of Japanese Christians in the 17th century. Saint
Saint
Lorenzo is patron saint of, among others, the Philippines
Philippines
and the Filipino people
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Latin Language
LATIN (Latin: lingua latīna, IPA: ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages
Indo-European languages
. The Latin alphabet is derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets , and ultimately from the Phoenician alphabet
Phoenician alphabet
. Latin
Latin
was originally spoken in Latium
Latium
, in the Italian Peninsula
Italian Peninsula
. Through the power of the Roman Republic
Roman Republic
, it became the dominant language, initially in Italy and subsequently throughout the Roman Empire . Vulgar Latin developed into the Romance languages
Romance languages
, such as Italian , Portuguese , Spanish , French , and Romanian
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Spanish Language
The SPANISH LANGUAGE (/ˈspænɪʃ/ ( listen ); Español (help ·info )), also called the CASTILIAN LANGUAGE (/kæˈstɪliən/ ( listen ), castellano (help ·info )), is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain
Spain
and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers around the world. It is usually considered the world\'s second-most spoken native language , after Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese
. Spanish is a part of the Ibero-Romance group of languages , which evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin in Iberia after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire
Western Roman Empire
in the 5th century
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Saint
A SAINT (also historically known as a HALLOW) is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness or closeness to God
God
. Depending on the context and denomination , the term also retains its original Christian
Christian
meaning, as any believer who is "in Christ
Christ
" and in whom Christ
Christ
dwells, whether in Heaven
Heaven
or on Earth
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Roman Catholic Church
The CATHOLIC CHURCH, also known as the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, is the largest Christian church , with more than 1.29 billion members worldwide. As one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation . Headed by the Bishop of Rome
Rome
, known as the Pope
Pope
, the church's doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed
Nicene Creed
. Its central administration, the Holy See
Holy See
, is in the Vatican City
Vatican City
, enclaved within Rome
Rome
, Italy
Italy

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Chinese-Filipino
CHINESE FILIPINOS (Filipino : Pilipinong Tsino, Tsinoy or Intsik ) are Filipinos
Filipinos
of Chinese descent, mostly born and raised in the Philippines
Philippines
. Chinese Filipinos
Filipinos
are one of the largest overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
. There are approximately 1.5 million Filipinos
Filipinos
with pure Chinese ancestry, or around 1.8% of the population. In addition, Sangleys — Filipinos
Filipinos
with at least some Chinese ancestry—comprise a substantial minority of the Philippine population, although the actual figures are not known. Chinese Filpinos are a well established middle class ethnic group and are well represented in all levels of Filipino society
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Filipino Language
FILIPINO /ˌfɪlɪˈpiːnoʊ/ ( listen ) (Wikang Filipino ), in this usage, refers to the national language (Wikang pambansa/Pambansang wika) of the Philippines
Philippines
. Filipino is also designated, along with English , as an official language of the country. It is the standard register of the Tagalog language
Tagalog language
, an Austronesian , regional language that is widely spoken in the Philippines. As of 2007, Tagalog is the first language of 28 million people, or about one-third of the Philippine population , while 45 million speak Tagalog as their second language . Tagalog is among the 185 languages of the Philippines
Philippines
identified in the Ethnologue
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Archdiocese Of Manila
The ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA (Latin : Archidioecesis Manilensis; Filipino : Arkidiyosesis ng Maynilà; Spanish : Arzobispado de Manila) is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
in Metropolitan Manila
Manila
, Philippines
Philippines
. The reigning Metropolitan Archbishop
Archbishop
is Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle , the 32nd to hold the office and the fifth native Filipino following centuries of Spanish, American, and Irish predecessors. The cathedral church is the Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Immaculate Conception
, with the Blessed Virgin Mary
Blessed Virgin Mary
, under the title of Immaculate Conception
Immaculate Conception
as its principal patroness
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Youth
YOUTH is the time of life when one is young, but often means the time between childhood and adulthood (maturity ). It is also defined as "the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young". Its definitions of a specific age range varies, as youth is not defined chronologically as a stage that can be tied to specific age ranges; nor can its end point be linked to specific activities, such as taking unpaid work or having sexual relations without consent. Youth
Youth
is an experience that may shape an individual's level of dependency, which can be marked in various ways according to different cultural perspectives. Personal experience is marked by an individual's cultural norms or traditions, while a youth's level of dependency means the extent to which he still relies on his family emotionally and economically
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Chinese-Filipinos
CHINESE FILIPINOS (Filipino : Pilipinong Tsino, Tsinoy or Intsik ) are Filipinos
Filipinos
of Chinese descent, mostly born and raised in the Philippines
Philippines
. Chinese Filipinos
Filipinos
are one of the largest overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
. There are approximately 1.5 million Filipinos
Filipinos
with pure Chinese ancestry, or around 1.8% of the population. In addition, Sangleys — Filipinos
Filipinos
with at least some Chinese ancestry—comprise a substantial minority of the Philippine population, although the actual figures are not known. Chinese Filpinos are a well established middle class ethnic group and are well represented in all levels of Filipino society
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Altar Servers
An ALTAR SERVER is a lay assistant to a member of the clergy during a Christian liturgy . An altar server attends to supporting tasks at the altar such as fetching and carrying, ringing the altar bell , among other things. A young male altar server is commonly called an ALTAR BOY, whereas a young female altar server is commonly called an ALTAR GIRL. CONTENTS* 1 Latin Catholic Church
Catholic Church
* 1.1 Duties at Mass * 1.2 Vestments * 2 Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches * 3 Other churches * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links LATIN CATHOLIC CHURCH 50 altar servers, during a celebration of a 50-year-old church, Gennep , Netherlands
Netherlands
, September 2004
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Tagalog People
The TAGALOG PEOPLE ( Baybayin : ᜆᜄᜎᜓᜄ᜔ ) is a major ethnolingustic group in the Philippines. They have a well developed society due to the cultural heartland, Manila
Manila
, being the capital of the Philippines. Most of them inhabit and form a majority in the Metro Manila
Manila
and Calabarzon
Calabarzon
regions of southern Luzon
Luzon
, as well as a plurality in the provinces of Bulacan , Bataan
Bataan
, Zambales , Nueva Ecija , and Aurora in Central Luzon and in the islands of Marinduque and Mindoro in MIMAROPA . CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 History * 3 Society * 3.1 Cuisine * 4 References ETYMOLOGYThe commonly accepted origin for the endonym "Tagalog" is the term tagá-ilog, which means "people from the river "
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Protomartyr
A PROTOMARTYR ( Koine Greek
Koine Greek
, πρότος prótos "first" + μάρτυρας mártyras "martyr ") is the first Christian
Christian
martyr in a country or among a particular group, such as a religious order . Similarly, the phrase THE PROTOMARTYR (with no other qualification of country or region) can mean Saint Stephen
Saint Stephen
, the first martyr of the Christian
Christian
church or Saint Thecla , the first female martyr of the Christian
Christian
church
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Japan
Coordinates : 35°N 136°E / 35°N 136°E / 35; 136 Japan 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku Flag Imperial Seal ANTHEM: * " Kimigayo " * 君が代 "His Imperial Majesty's Reign" GOVERNMENT SEAL OF JAPAN * * Go-Shichi no Kiri (五七桐) Area controlled by Japan
Japan
shown in green—claimed, but uncontrolled shown in light green Capital and largest city
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Calligraphy
CALLIGRAPHY (from Greek : καλλιγραφία) is a visual art related to writing . It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument, brush , or other writing instruments. :17 A contemporary calligraphic practice can be defined as, "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner". :18 Modern calligraphy ranges from functional inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces where the letters may or may not be readable. Classical calligraphy differs from typography and non-classical hand-lettering, though a calligrapher may practice both. Calligraphy
Calligraphy
continues to flourish in the forms of wedding and event invitations, font design and typography, original hand-lettered logo design, religious art , announcements, graphic design and commissioned calligraphic art, cut stone inscriptions , and memorial documents
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Dominican Order
The ORDER OF PREACHERS ( Latin
Latin
: Ordo Praedicatorum, postnominal abbreviation O.P.), also known as the DOMINICAN ORDER, is a mendicant Catholic religious order founded by the Spanish priest Dominic of Caleruega in France
France
, approved by Pope Honorius III
Pope Honorius III
via the papal bull Religiosam vitam on 22 December 1216. Members of the order, who are referred to as Dominicans, generally carry the letters O.P. after their names, standing for Ordinis Praedicatorum, meaning of the Order of Preachers. Membership in the order includes friars , nuns , active sisters, and affiliated lay or secular Dominicans (formerly known as tertiaries , though recently there has been a growing number of associates who are unrelated to the tertiaries )
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