Let me start this by allowing us here at GenSan News Online Magazine to greet our brothers and sisters from the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), “Happy 95th Birthday!“
The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) or Church of Christ, is celebrating its 95th Foundation Day Anniversary on July 27, 2009. All over the Philippines, there will be the usual yearly thanksgiving services in their temples. This year however, making it truly special is their plan to gather all the faithful in 14 huge venues across the country, including the General Santos City Oval Plaza at the Tuna Capital, in what they have dubbed as “Iglesia ni Cristo Day”.
The GenSan chapter of the INC has already secured the whole perimeter of the oval plaza with a wire fench and the local government, under Mayor Jun Acharon, has provided security through the local police and the Civil Security Unit. With the INC members numbering by the tens of thousands in Soccsksargen, this will definitely be a sight to behold and an experience not to be missed!
The INC’s house of worship in General Santos City is one of the city’s oldest landmarks and it has been here at their Pendatun Avenue location since as far back as Bariles can remember. He recently featured its pictures taken by an English guy during the Solar Eclipse of 1988. CLICK HERE to view them.
Anyway, for its part, Malacanang has declared through Republic Act 9645, July 27 of every year as a Special National Working Day. Whatever that means (how did a holiday become a working day?), we wish the whole INC Family all the best in their Grand Celebration!
Special 95th INC Anniversary greetings go to my relatives from my late Uncle Sofronio Manansala’s Family, led by my first cousin, Dr. Rose Manansala-Evangelio, her husband, Dan and kids, especially Bren, my famous soon-to-be-wed nephew. Uncle Ompong, a former Stanfilco banana grower, is one of the pillars of the Iglesia ni Cristo in GenSan who settled here in the 1930s.
Do you also have friends and relatives from the INC? You may write them a message below and I am sure that they will come upon this. Go! Now na!
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Congrats to Iglesia ni Cristo on their 95th anniversary. God is good. I am hoping that I can locate a freind of our family when I lived in Olongapo. Her name is Sarah Cabrerra. She may now be married and have children. I am also married at the time and Sarah was a good freind of ours. Please contact me at my email firstname.lastname@example.org My family wants to say hello and see how you are doing. I used to drive a silver nissan car when I lived in Olongapo. Take care. Ronny
wowwwwwwwww grabe even im leiving here in mnila but i really2x want to go back in gensan………..hope soon or letter i will be there in my favorite placessssssss i proud u my first love muaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh
I have linked the picture to this post… I grabbed it, hope you don’t mind—
.-= Mommy Dharlz´s last blog ..IGLESIA NI CRISTO IS NOW 95 YEARS OLD— =-.
Oh wow! The solar eclipse captures in 1988 were amazing! The INC church standing in all its glory whilst the solar eclipse was taking place! It’s truly a sight to behold, Sir!
The photographer indeed made a magnificent job! Galing!
Happy Church Anniversary to all INC brethrens worldwide!
Looking forward for Monday, July 27… This is truly a grand anniversary celebration!
Congratulations to the INC for their 95th anniversary….
makalibog gyud ang declaration sa INC day, kay gi-declare nila ug non-working, and then gibawi nila to “working holiday” na pud… sad…
to avoid confusion, ila na lang unta gi-declare nga “national day of celebration”… 🙂
happy 95th birthday sa mga kapatid natin sa iglesia ni cristo… 🙂