In the Ecclesiastical District of Calgary, Canada, brethren in the Local Congregation of Downtown, Alberta and the Invermere Group Worship Service (GWS) held a virtual tour of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) Museum, on February 20, 2022, expanding their knowledge of the Church’s history.
Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, the Church’s Executive Minister, inaugurated the INC Museum on August 26, 2019. Later that year, the museum was recognized by the Quezon City Council in the Philippines as a national milestone.
When Covid-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, the strict lockdowns that were implemented disallowed the conduct of in-person visits to museums. To still be able to conduct tours, the INC Museum, with the permission of the Church Administration, started its museum virtual tour series, which premiered on June 26, 2020.
During their online visit to the INC Museum in the first season of the virtual tour series, brethren in the Downtown Congregation and Invermere GWS gazed upon items of historic significance to the Church Of Christ, including the personal Bible of Brother Felix Y. Manalo, God’s Messenger in these last days, the first cups used in the first Holy Supper of the Church, which was officiated by the Messenger himself, and the historical scroll of the official declaration of the Church’s expansion of work in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1968. The brethren were also treated to the museum’s display of 739 covers of the Pasugo: God’s Message magazines, starting from its maiden issue published in 1939.
The presentations demonstrated to the brethren how the Church, from its humble beginnings in the Philippines during the time of the Messenger, has now reached a glorious stature, expanding its works to more than 150 countries worldwide, and continues to reap parades of victories under the leadership of the current Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo. — With reports from INC News Section