HIGHLIGHTS: Iglesia ni Cristo 100th Anniversary
MANILA, Philippines – The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) marks its 100th anniversary on Sunday, July 27.
The week-long, thanksgiving commemoration commenced with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Monday, July 21, at the Philippine Arena in Santa Maria, Bulacan.
The Philippine Arena is the centerpiece of Iglesia ni Cristo's grand centennial celebration. It is an indoor arena with a seating capacity of up to 55,000 people.
INC was officially registered in July 27, 1914 by Felix Manalo, a Catholic who became dissatisfied with theological teachings he grew up with.
Manalo drew up new-found doctrines that have become the foundation of a new church which he initially established in Sta Ana, Manila.
The INC has become a significant part of Philippine history. Its large following has been a vital part of the country’s social and political life through the years with political leaders and even presidential aspirants seeking audiences with the Manalos, to ask for their endorsement.
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