Iglesia ni Cristo Central Temple

Satellite image of the Central Temple of Iglesia ni Cristo

This year has brought some prominence to the Iglesia ni Cristo denomination. First they celebrated their 95th anniversary last July 27 prompting President Arroyo to declare that day as a national working holiday. Next is the death of their Executive Minister Ka Erdy Manalo last August 31. Just like with the funeral of Pres. Aquino, Arroyo declared September 7, the date of Manalo’s funeral, as a national day or mourning and a non-working holiday. I guess it’s only fitting that I now feature their Central Temple.

Brightly-lit facade of the Iglesia ni Cristo Central Temple. © Richard Köhl (CC)

The Central Temple is the centerpiece of the INC’s headquarters which occupies a large tract of land along Commonwealth Avenue just north of U.P. Diliman. Among the other buildings on the site are the six-storey Central Office building, the Central Pavilion (with a capacity of 30,000 people), the Tabernacle (that big white rectangular building just to the west of the temple where Ka Erdy’s father and INC’s first Executive Minister Felix Manalo is buried, and where Ka Erdy will eventually be interred), the New Era University, and the New Era General Hospital. In fact, the INC Central Complex is practically coterminous with Quezon City’s Barangay New Era. I guess the “state religion” of this barangay is Iglesia?

The INC Central Temple epitomizes the distinctive spired architecture present in all of their temples. It has a capacity of 7,000 people and I guess it’s a popular place to attend mass from adherents all over. I also guess that it’s a dream wedding location as evidenced by these photos in Flickr.

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September 26, 2009
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  1. Milopichu11 wrote on February 1, 2010 @ 11:00AM

    Yeah! Actually, INC churches are patterned after roman catholic cathedrals, and their spires reminiscent of those in Europe (since the hired architect, Carlos Antonio Santos-Viola himself, is a devout Catholic who was often persuaded to join the INC but declined). Nyways, good churches. Help for INC members.

  2. march ian movida wrote on February 7, 2010 @ 06:37PM

    i like the way that the iglesia ni cristo teaching is very clear and full of glory!

  3. dharil alaba wrote on February 12, 2010 @ 07:00AM

    what is the schedule of worship service there in central temple?

  4. aliw cruz wrote on March 4, 2010 @ 02:07AM

    every saturday 6.45pm sunday 6:45 am, 9:45am

    wed. 6:45pm
    thurs. 5:45am, 6:45pm

  5. THE BROKER wrote on March 10, 2010 @ 09:14AM

    Gud day!All of us want a good president with a good background.Sana po, kung pipili kayo ng president na iboboto ay yung may kakayanan na mamuno ng maayos sa ating bansa.to be specific, choose a person that is humble, with good background in his position,at may takot sa Diyos…….To be more specific,,,,I will show you kung sinong karapatdapat
    No for
    Noynoy Aquino—-walang nagawa,hacienda luisita issues,SCTEX issues,,,parent-dependent candidate,no dignity,,,and most of all,,,naninira ng kalabang kandidato…..
    Gordon—-naninira ng kalabang kandidato,mapagmataas, kasabwat ni noynoy ,etc..
    Madrigal—-walang nagawa,nanggulo lang sa senado,,naninira ng kalabang kandidato.,kasabwat ni noynoy,masakit magsalita para sa iba ,etc.
    Bro.Eddie—-not sure kung anu magagawa,,,walang magandang dahilan para tumakbo
    Erap—-weteng lord,,,Graft and corruption loyalist,,issue na sangkot sa Dacer masaker,,walang kakayahang mamuno,,,etc..

    Vote for:Villar—-maraming naitulong sa bayan,hindi naninira ng kalabang kandidato,,,C5 issue?maraming nakinabang na taga Las Pinas jan cla dumadaan,may sapat na karanasan para mamuno sa bayan,sobrang yaman na aim sure hindi mangungurakot,,mabuting tao at may takot sa Diyos.
    Gibo—-matalino at may galling……even though sya ay tuta ni Arroyo….I think he can lead our country ng maayos…etc..

  6. marivic gonzales wrote on March 21, 2010 @ 12:15PM

    ano po ba sched ng visiting day sa tabernacle?

  7. villar eh? wrote on April 13, 2010 @ 01:47PM

    Villar: bihira umattend ng session ng senate, lagi pang late. maraming kaso, hindi pa sinisipot ang mga hearings.

    btw, sa pagkaka-alam ko hndi lang tract record ang tinitingnan ng INC, pati yung pagkilala ng isang kandidato sa Iglesia. look at Erap, sinoportahan ng Iglesia, bakit? sinusunod nya ang mga payo ng Iglesia. look at the 2004 election, hindi pinansin ni FPJ and Lacson ang payo ng Iglesia, kaya si Gloria ang binoto. look at Marcos, puring puri nya lagi ang Iglesia, kitang kita na mataas ang pagkilala nya rito kaya nga naisip pa nya minsan na puro-INC members ang i-apoint na officials sa gobyerno, kaya ayun, all through out ang suporta sakanya ng Iglesia. See! mga candidates, kung mababasa nyo lang sana ‘to, yan po ang sikreto para makuhan ang suporta ng INC.

    hay nako, kung tumakbo nga lang si velarde baka sya pa iboto ng Iglesia eh. bakit? lagi syang humihingi ng payo kay Ka Erdie dati tungkol sa mga political matters at sa iba pang mga bagay. kaso nga lang religious leader din sya ng Elshadai ng catholic group, ewan ko lang ha. =)

  8. cris wrote on May 5, 2010 @ 02:31PM

    basta mangyari na mangyari, kung ano pasya ng pamamahala dun kami..wala kami pakialam sa sasabihin nyo..heheheh
    Ang alam ko hindi kayang tularan kahit sino mang pangkatin ng relihiyon ang kaisahan ng Iglesia ni Cristo, Palibhasaang Ama at ang Panginoong Jesu Cristo ang may kagustuhan nito sa Iglesia!!! GLORY BE TO GOD

    CRIS

  9. Ver Dela Cruz wrote on May 7, 2010 @ 02:46PM

    Manalo man o matalo, sa amin panalo ang pagkakaisa, yan ang gusto ng Diyos at nakasaad sa biblia, hindi kami kung kanino mang kandidato, kamiy sa kagustuhan ng Dios!!!!Purihin ang Ama!!!

  10. (BCSF) wrote on June 25, 2010 @ 09:38PM

    sa lahat po ng kapatid sa INC,
    magmission po tayo,ibalita natin ang katotohanan na nakasulat sa bibliya,bahala na kung makinig sila o hindi basta na ibalita natin ang katotohanan,
    >sabi nga ng mahal nating tagapamahala,
    whether they like it or not,basta ang importante nabalita natin,
    >kaya po sa mga hindi pa miembro ng INC,gumising na kayo,at magbagong buhay na.
    PRAISE BE UNTO GOD!!

  11. RMAM wrote on July 20, 2010 @ 05:48PM

    Napakataas po ng respeto ko sa INC kulang na lang ang pa-convert ako until isang family na member nito ang lumoko sakin.Ang masakit mataas pa naman ang tingin ko kasi asawa sya ng ministro hindi ko alam na hindi pala lahat ay tapat sa sinumpaan nila at hindi dapat magtiwala na ang basihan lang ay ang doktrina nito dahil sa likod nito eh me sa dimonyo rin pala na di ko inakala.Gusto ko po sanang humingi ng tulong.Saan po maaaring lumapit? Salamat po.

  12. den wrote on July 26, 2010 @ 11:15AM

    lumapit ka sa inc temple,huminge ka ng payo, upang malaman mo ang yong gagawin..

  13. (dionesio)(BCSF) wrote on September 10, 2010 @ 11:57AM

    Sa lahat po ng kaanib sa Iglesia ni Cristo,Maligayang ika 96th anibersaryo,Mabuhay ang INC.
    Patuloy pa nating ipalaganap ang salita ng dios.
    Sa mga gusto sakin na makipagkaibigan o magtanung tungkol sa INC just txt me lang po 09107952411

    THANK YOU PO!!
  14. joseph abalos wrote on December 1, 2010 @ 07:03PM

    more power to all iglesia ni cristo

  15. don_INC17@yahoo.com wrote on December 13, 2010 @ 07:12PM

    to all INC member…happy 96th anniversary
    sana po patuloy ninyong ipalaganap ang mga salita ng dios
    para po mauunawaan ng marami na mayroong Iglesia na dapat nilang aniban.
    Sana po sa lahat ng kapatid sa Iglesia magbunga po tayo,para sa pagdating ng Sentenaryo ng Iglesia,tayo po ay nakalulugod sa ating panginoon.
    Sa mg kapatid na gusto kong ka mgtxt e2 po # q 09102695405
    salamat po!!!!

  16. MArk wrote on May 26, 2011 @ 12:12PM

    Hi MOre power po sa tin lahat ng mga INC members.Wag po natin pababayaan ang mgapagsamba. Marami po ang mga tiisin sa buhay at pagsubok.KAYA po natin ito, ALWAYS PRAY IT WORKS, HEHEH hindi po ito yun lagi nakasulat sa mga tulay na madalas natin makita hehehe.

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