maria urduja osit-li
3 min readJul 5, 2021

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The Iglesia ni Cristo/Church of Christ a Radiant Church— Celebrates Thanksgiving Annually by mary urduja osit-li

Thanksgiving is an integral & delicate celebration for our Brothers and Sisters in the Iglesia Ni Cristo/Church of Christ.

Thanksgiving is revered & considered as a Holy Duty every year, this is the time when we the members celebrate thanksgiving as ONE Christian Congregation with thanksgiving worship Services held in July and December.

Both of these thanksgiving events of the Iglesia Ni Cristo Congregation is celebrated to express gratitude for God’s Blessings (and founding of the Church) showered upon the Iglesia Ni Cristo/Church of Christ and its members, according to the blessings afforded to the Church and members by God.

This year the Thanksgiving events will happen with celebratory activities and significant brotherly work and invitations for those who are not Iglesia Ni Cristo members yet through our ongoing “Pamamahayag” (Evangelical missions) “Lingap” (Humanitarian Work) and Church services all through out the world.

The practice of Thanksgiving is Biblical:

Read 2 Corinthians 4:15 Using Lamsa and other Translations.

“For as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.”

The Iglesia ni Cristo/Church of Christ as a Shining Beacon of Faith in the 21st Century:

In 2014 the Philippine government declared as the Iglesia ni Cristo Centennial Year, through Proclamation No. 815, “whereas, the 27th of July of the same year was declared as a special non-working holiday to commemorate the 100th founding anniversary of Iglesia ni Cristo.

INC celebrated its centennial anniversary at Ciudad de Victoria in, July 27, 2014 with Philippine Arena as the venue, & was broadcast-ed in 1,180 worship buildings worldwide through live video feed, Radio and Television through Net 25, INC Media Group & Eagle Broadcasting Corporation.

The week-long celebration consisted of pyro-musical displays, oratorio, musical presentation, theatrical play, quiz show, and evangelical mission. For the worship service conducted for the INC centennial, INC secured two Guinness World Records for the largest gospel choir with 4,745 members and largest mixed-used indoor theater for the Philippine Arena with 51,929 attendees.

On July 26, 2015, INC capped their centennial year through different activities such as International Unity Games, worship service led by Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, and Closing Centennial Celebration which were held at Washington D.C. United States, and the Philippine Arena.

On October 4, 2015, INC, through Viva films, conducted the world premiere of Felix Manalo, a film depicting the origin of the INC and the life of its first executive minister, which was held at the Philippine Arena.

According to the resolution passed by the Senate of the Philippines to commemorate INC’s 104th anniversary, INC has already established more than 7,000 congregations in 151 countries and territories throughout the world.

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