The Philippines Re-entered the Record Books, Again Courtesy of INC
July 27, 2014, Bocaue, Bulacan. The Philippines re-entered the record books, again courtesy of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ).
As part of the INC centennial celebration, the INC held a special worship service officiated by Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, the INC Executive Minister. During the special worship service, the singing of hymns of praise was led a choir composed of 4,745. The said occasion was also attended by millions of INC members. The 55,000-seater Philippine Arena and the 20,000-seater Philippine Sports Stadium were jam-packed by delegates from different parts of the globe. The rest of the millions of brethren that attended the occasion stayed on the grounds of Ciudad de Victoria, witnessing the event through the monitors installed at different parts of the complex. The special worship service was followed by special musical program.
The said occasion won two Guiness World Records, the “Biggest Gospel Choir” and the “Largest mixed-use indoor theater in the world.”
The Iglesia Ni Cristo broke the current record of the United States of “Biggest Gospel Choir” when they celebrated its Black History Month last January. A total of 1,171 choir members participated in the event. The INC’s 4,745-member choir of the said event broke this record as choir members from different church locales have trooped in to one location.
In a program after the INC's worship service, a representative from Guinness World Records announced that the INC has won the two world records for the “Biggest Gospel Choir” and the “Largest mixed-use indoor theater in the world, the Philippine Arena.” This rounds up the total world records held by the Iglesia Ni Cristo to eight.