It is our hope therefore that the ECP-IFI Concordat, through the constant dialogue, conversation and meeting facilitated by the Advisory Council, will lead and bring the two Churches live-out, among others, the lesson in last Sunday’s gospel. We heard from John’s gospel yesterday that the Lord Jesus restored the sight of the person who was blind since birth when he passed by in his place and saw him begging along the way. We pray that this ECP-IFI Concordat shall be enabled by the Lord’s Spirit to “see” our people’s misery and work together to “restore” wholeness of our people’s lives.

"The more you honor Me [Jesus], the more you will be blessed," summed up the essence of the grandiose dual celebrations at the IFI Pandacan Parish with the rededication ceremony of its newly renovated beautiful Altar coinciding with the annual feast of the beloved Santo Nino on January 14, 2023, Saturday. The Rt. Rev. Vicente Salvador Ballesteros, diocesan bishop, and the Rt. Rev. Warlito Baldomero, OIC parish rector, led the well-attended festivities, starting at 8:30 A.M. with the blessing of the Altar and the concelebrated Holy Eucharist. The 2023 Fiesta Hermano Mayor, main contributor to the major fiesta expenses, was Mr. Joel Cruz, business owner of the famous "Afficionado" perfumery in the Philippines.

This horrific incident happened on Monday, January 23, 2023, at 8:30 A.M., in Barangay Apolonio Samson, Quezon City, where the Cathedral is located. After the beautiful celebration of the Santo Nino festival the day before climaxed by an evening procession, the exhilarated community woke up unaware, and then in shock swiftly witnessed the Cathedral ceiling burning. In just five minutes, the ceiling fire above rapidly spread like an inundated river of burning inferno and quickly started spewing downwards droplets of burning hot plastic paint. The Rev. Severino Ismael II, canon of the Cathedral, explained, “It was literally raining droplets of fire from the ceiling!” Bishop Buddy, Father Severino, and Rose Madrelejos (office secretary) suffered skin burns akin to cigarette-stub wounds on their arms.

The Silver Anniversary Celebration has featured two major gathering of women clergy: the Kick-Off Gathering in June 2022 in DCENT, Bulua, CDO and this week’s Culminating Activity. Earlier, the IFI held the Second Decade Celebration of Women Ordination in 2018 at the National Cathedral.
To date, there are around sixty-six (66) women clergy all over the Church and their ministry have immensely blessed the IFI.

Some 188 clergy participants of the South-Central Luzon trooped to the Cathedral of the Birhen Maulawin to re-start the face-to-face activities of the annual 11th clergy Convocation; interrupted by the pandemic lockdown for two consecutive years. Hence, today, this resumed event is the 13th gathering of the clergy people for worship, fellowship, study, and recreation.

The “lakbay-aral” is part of the Obispado Maximo’s Clergy Ministerial Formation (CMF) Program. This program “provide opportunities for learning and enrichment of the clergy’s ministry.”

The visit started at Colegio de San Letran where Isabelo de los Reyes, Sr. and Obispo Maximo Gregorio Aglipay had studied. The next stop was in the Isabelo de los Reyes, Sr. Elementary School in Tondo, then to the Sitio Sulukan (Plaza Guipit) in Sampaloc, Manila where the Union Obrera Democratic was founded...

HIMNO - Himig Aglipayano Samahan ng mga musikero at mang-aawit na naglilingkod sa Iglesia Filipina Independiente.

Mark Del Monte Reginio aims to capture in this song, "Para sa Diyos at sa Bayan" - inspired by the theme of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente's 120th proclamation anniversary, the distinctive story of the nationalistic and revolutionary church. It is deeply rooted in the struggles of the Filipino people...

On 17 February 2022, the Episcopal Church in the Philippines and the Iglesia Filipina Independiente will celebrate the silver (25th) anniversary of our Concordat which was signed on 17 February 1997...

For the second year in a row, the DGMA’s annual memorial celebrating the lives of the two IFI great leaders, Isabelo (Don Belong) delos Reyes Sr. and his son, Obispo Maximo Beluco, was conducted with a quiet solemn Holy Eucharist amidst pandemic protocols last Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 10:30 am.

Traditionally festive and observed annually on the last Saturday of August, this subdued Family Day two-part activity started with the Holy Eucharist at 8:30 AM and Study Session (Discussion) on the Twin Documents, Unity Statement and Mutual Recognition of Baptism, at 10:00 AM.

"Sa gitna ng pandemya, pangibabawin ang pagdadamayan
at pananampalataya sa tulong ng Mahal na Ina."

A fund raising project featuring the "Mug and Handkerchief with prayer" for the upcoming Feast of IFI Misyon ng Birhen Balintawak this August 29, 2021.

The liturgical launching of the documents was the highlight of the series of dialogues between the two churches committees – IFI: Most Rev. Rhee Timbang, Rev. Frs. Ramil Aguilar, Dionito Cabillas, Nixon Jose, and Rev. Erahvilla Maga-Cabillas; and RCC:  Most Rev. Archbp. Antonio Ledesma SJ, Rev. Fr. Manoling Francisco SJ, Rev. Fr. Roland Tuazon CM, and Focolare representatives....