MCGI: Mark Your Hebrew Calendar. It’s Year 5773!

Welcome Year 5773 in the calendar followed by the Lord Jesus Christ!

Following the calendar observed by the Lord Jesus Christ, the Members Church of God International will welcome Year 5773 in the Hebrew Calendar on March 11, 2013.

“I will not greet you happy new year coz this is not the new year we are celebrating in faith!” – Bro. Eli Soriano, Twitter, 31st December, 2012

Come March 11th of this year, the Members Church of God International (MCGI) will welcome the first day of Year 5773 in the Hebrew Calendar, a celebration dubbed as Christian New Year in the congregation.

Unlike in the Roman Calendar when a new day begins after midnight, a day starts in the Hebrew Calendar at sundown (Genesis 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31). Hence, the Church of God members will start gathering at the ADD Convention Center in Pampanga and at Coordinating Centers across the globe, at around 5 p.m. (Philippine time).

Activities include the singing of songs and prayers to God by members. Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel Razon are also expected to deliver a biblical topic before the members who will monitor the proceedings via Internet and satellite facilities.

Meanwhile, twelve days following the said date is a similar service, albeit for a different celebration: the Lord’s Supper. This year, MCGI will commemorate the Lord’s Supper on March 23 beginning at 5 p.m. (also Philippine time).

The Lord’s Supper

Not straying from the Bible’s own words, the annual event is called the “Lord’s Supper” and not “Holy Supper” nor “Last Supper.” (1 Corinthians 11:20)

For the commemoration of Christ’s sufferings to cleanse the sins of men, MCGI Leaders Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel will prepare a special topic for the sermon. The spiritual meal taught to the MCGI brethren is symbolic of the bread the Lord Jesus shared with the Apostles.

Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel will, however, also provide a common, material meal for the brethren to eat for free.

It is common knowledge that Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel make sure that all of MCGI’s doctrines, practices, and observances are patterned after those of first-century Christians as admonished by the Lord and his Apostles. The celebration of Christian New Year and the commemoration of Christ’s suffering are just two of several bible-based events observed in MCGI.

(Written by Rigor Arellano)

(Photography by Rovic Balunsay)

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  • beng Jul 16, 2013 at 02:07 am

    bro.eli magandang gabi po,isa p akong catolic pero ang anak ko po nagpalit ng relihiyon ngayon Old Path n po sya,at alam k pong tama at mas napabuti pa po ang anak ko nsa norway po sya….ano po b ang dapat kong gawin pra ako po ako makasa sa inyo s Iglesia,salamat po…@god bless po….

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    • Rigor Arellano Jul 16, 2013 at 02:07 am

      Magandang umaga po kapatid,

      Attend lang po kayo ng ating Mass Indoctrination. Kasisimula lang po ng gabi po ng July 7, 2013. Pwedeng-pwede pa po kayo humabol kapatid. Punta lang po kayo sa Ang Dating Daan Coordinating Center na malapit po sa inyo.

      Kung kailangan ninyo pa po assistance online, paki chat lang po ang addcentral sa Yahoo Messenger para mabigyan din po kayo ng telepono na pwedeng tawagan. Maaari din po namin kayo matulungan sa pamamagitan ng email sa pagsagot ninyo po sa maikling form na ito: http://mcgi.org/reach-us/

      Salamat po sa Dios at ingatan nawa po kayo kapwa ng inyong anak, ng inyo pong pamilya.

      Gumagalang,

      MCGI.org Staff

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  • larry erfilo Mar 15, 2013 at 04:03 pm

    Bukas na po ang Lord supper natin

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    • Rigor Arellano Mar 15, 2013 at 05:03 pm

      Sa Monday pa po kapatid kung loloobin.

      Reply

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