Come April Week 1, the Members Church of God International (MCGI) will celebrate three big consecutive events: the Lord’s Supper, the first quarter International Thanksgiving, and Bro. Eli’s 48th spiritual birthday.
Nisan 13 in the Hebrew calendar falls on the first week of April, when the organization will mark the annual commemoration of the Lord’s Supper upon the setting of the sun, which is the start of a biblical day. MCGI will remember the affliction and death of the Lord Jesus Christ by offering prayers and songs, as well as studying a biblical topic.
As most countries observe the long holiday, MCGI will celebrate its first quarterly International Thanksgiving for three whole days. Members gather at MCGI locations internationally to study biblical topics and offer songs of thanks to God every quarter of each year. The largest gathering in the Philippines is at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga, a province north of Manila, where the Central Division is based.
The last leg of the three-day event is expected to be more festive as MCGI celebrates the 48th spiritual birthday of its Presiding Minister, Bro. Eli Soriano. The Ang Dating Daan or The Old Path host was baptized in the Church of God on April 7, 1964.
(Written by: Jay Arellano)