Iglesia ni Cristo
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(German); Igreja de Cristo (Portuguese); Eglise du Christ (French)
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THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO (Tagalog for Church of Christ) is a Christian religion whose primary purpose is to worship the Almighty God based on His teachings as taught by the Lord Jesus Christ. The Church of Christ adheres to the unadulterated teachings of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ written in the Bible. The faithful firmly believe that this Church is the fulfillment of biblical prophecies that the Church established by Christ would re-emerge in these last days for the salvation of man.

0-INC TempleFrom her humble beginnings in the Far East in 1914, the Iglesia ni Cristo also known as INC, has grown to be the largest entirely indigenous Christian church in the Philippines, and the largest religious organization that originated from the Philippine Islands and the largest independent Christian Church in Asia.

From the Far East to the Far West:
It was in this island state of Hawaii, located in the Far West, where the Church would establish its pioneering mission for its worldwide expansion was not a matter of coincidence, but of divine providence. Biblical prophecy decrees:

"From the far east will I bring your offspring, and from the far west I will gather you" (Isa. 43:5, James Moffatt Translation)

And so, it came to pass that in this Aloha State in the Pacific, particularly in its capital and economic center,   Honolulu,  the Church of Christ that emerged in the Far East made its propitious entry into the a Western hemisphere. As prophesied, the gathering of God's children started in 1968 when the Iglesia  ni Cristo  launched its mission overseas which resulted in the establishment of two pioneering congregations in the Far West—first in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 27 and then in  San Francisco, California, on August 18, 1968.  This   laid the groundwork for the rapid establishment of many more congregations on foreign shores.
In 2010, INC had grown to more than 5,000 congregations in the Philippines and more than 600 abroad. The INC now has local congregations in 112 countries and 7 territories, and its members belonging to more than 120 nationalities and ethnic groups.

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A global church in less than a century

   Countries and territories with official INC presence
   Countries and territories with no official INC presence
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The Iglesia ni Cristo has just celebrated its 99th anniversary having been officially registered with the Philippine government on July 27, 1914 which was concurrent with the outbreak of the First World War. The Iglesia ni Cristo will be celebrating its centennial on July 27, 1914.
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The Iglesia ni Cristo Central Office The Iglesia ni Cristo Central Temple and Tabernacle
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MANILA, Philippines -- Two Guinness World Records have been broken by the Worldwide Walk of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) over the weekend in Manila.  On Sunday, an official of the Guinness World Record has announced that the INC event also set a new record for the largest charity walk in 24 hours (multiple venue).  "Thirteen time zones, 54 countries, 24 hours....Iglesia Ni Cristo reached a number and that number is 519, 521 participants," said Kirsty Bennett, Guinness World Records adjudicator, Sunday afternoon at the Diamond Hotel in Manila, where the announcement was made.  "On behalf of Guinness I'd like to award Iglesia Ni Cristo for the largest charity walk in 24 hours multiple venue. Congratulations you are officially amazing again ," she added.  The previous record was set by Canada involving 231,635 participants who walked for a minimum of 1 kilometer (.62 miles) at 1,011 different locations around Canada on October 2, 2007.

Saturday's event also surpassed the record for the largest charity walk in a single venue with 175,000 participants beating the record set in Singapore in May 2000 with more than 77,000 individuals.  The walk for a cause of INC was staged in 135 sites across the globe in the USA, in Europe, in Australia/New Zealand and in Asia including the Philippines.
The event in Metro Manila started at the grounds of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) along Roxas Boulevard up to Rizal Park.
Source: InterAksyon.com  The online news portal of TV5 

Philippine Arena is an indoor arena being constructed in Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue, Bulacan and Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines. It is a project of the Iglesia Ni Cristo as part of its 100th year of re-establishment in the Philippines on July 27, 2014. It is expected to have a seating capacity of 55,000. Groundbreaking ceremony was held on August 17, 2011.  The arena, together with its surrounding structures, will be completed in 30 months, just in time for the church’s centennial anniversary in 2014.
The arena will be built on 75,000 square metres (810,000 sq ft) of land and will have a dome of 36,000 square metres (390,000 sq ft). The roof will span some 160 metres (520 ft) (about one and a half soccer pitches) and will contain 9,000 tons of steel work which will come from Korea. It will be assembled at the site and will be erected up to its final position 60 metres (200 ft) up or about fifteen stories high.   
Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine Arena


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Aerial view of the Ciudad de Victoria Complex of the Iglesia ni Cristo showing the Philippine Arena in the foreground with the Philippine Stadium on the top left and Sports Center on the top right portion of the Complex (latest picture of the Arena, Stadium and Sports Center are shown below).
Construction Update - March 2014



Sports Center
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Filipino church buys Belfast landmark building
By Alf McCreary – 08 March 2013
A Christian Science Church building behind Queen's University, Belfast has been sold to the worldwide Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) which has its headquarters in the Philippines. A handing-over ceremony took place yesterday in the landmark building. The church, a listed building, was bought for an estimated £600,000. The building was placed on the market last year, and generated wide interest among potential buyers, but the bid from the Filipino religious organisation proved successful. The Iglesia ni Cristo was established in 1914 and has some 27 million members in more than 5,600 congregations worldwide. Its Supervising Minister for Europe, Pepito Y Acuesta, who was present at the handover, told the Belfast Telegraph: "We are pleased to be moving into this building which has been well cared for." He said the church was growing rapidly and added: "We are neither Protestant nor Roman Catholic. "We are the Church of Christ, and  everyone will be made welcome."

The local branch of Iglesia ni Cristo was established in Belfast in 1988/89 with seven people, and the congregation now has several hundred members. They will move into the new premises from their current east Belfast base as soon as possible. Source: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/filipino-church-buys-belfast-landmark-building-29117177.html 

Steeples go up on central Fresno church as part of $2m renovation  Published: October 8, 2013
By Ron Orozco — The Fresno Bee

Renovations at a longtime church in central Fresno are brightening up an impoverished neighborhood. Two fiberglass steeples were installed Tuesday at Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) on North Palm Avenue, across Dudley Avenue from John Muir Elementary School near Fresno's Tower District. The steeples are part of a $2 million-plus renovation project at the church.

"This will be a landmark now in the community," said pastor Max Vito. The church is in the last stages of its renovations. Vito said the project is expected to be completed in late November or early December. He hopes to schedule a grand opening by the end of the year.

Iglesia ni Cristo, mainly a Filipino congregation of about 200 people, bought the Palm Avenue facility for $1.3 million from Church Ministries in July 2011. Before that, the facility housed Potter's Wheel Church and Palm Avenue Church of Christ for many years.
Source: http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/10/08/3542748/steeples-go-up-on-central-fresno.html

The morning sun highlights the first of two steeples being installed installed at Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) along Palm Avenue between Olive and Belmont Avenues Tuesday morning, October 8, 2013 in Fresno, Calif. Resident minister Max Vito said renovation on the church began at the beginning of 2012. Two steeples, each 29 feet tall, were delivered last Friday from Texas and both were installed Monday morning. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA — THE FRESNO BEE
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For the latest information and activities:

Please Visit Official Kabayan Ko Kapatid Ko Website: http://www.kabayankokapatidko.org/
 September 21, 2013 - Participants from different parts of Davao travelled especially to take part in the Kabayan Ko Kapatid Ko event at Crocodile Farm Davao City.A recipient of free medical check up and consultation

September 13, 2013 - Family, friends and guest created an organized line to avail the free dental and medical benefits during Kabayan ko, Kapatid ko event at Newtown Open Grounds San Jose Bulacan.

August 15,2013 at around 9am this aerial shot was taken here at the KabayanKoKapatidKo venue in Sto. Domingo, Legaspi City, Albay with the majestic Mayon Volcano, world's most perfect cone.

 August 3, 2013 - Aerial shot of the brethren together with their guests, filling the tents of the Kabayan Ko Kapatid Ko - Lingap Pamamahayag event happening right this very day in Eagle Ridge, General Trias, Cavite.


The House of Worship of Temecula Valley Congregation in Southern California was dedicated to God on January 25, 2014   
The House of Worship of Fresno  Congregation in Northern California was dedicated to God on December 28, 2013   


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