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Old March 8th, 2007, 12:02 PM   #1
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Iglesia Ni Cristo Central Temple | Quezon City, Philippines



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Old March 12th, 2007, 06:01 PM   #2
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it looks like a "temple" indeed..
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Old March 14th, 2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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4.5 I don't find it impressive
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Old March 15th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #4
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Old June 4th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #5
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Old June 4th, 2007, 08:44 PM   #6
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Old October 12th, 2007, 06:41 AM   #7
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Old October 12th, 2007, 04:10 PM   #8
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 06:48 PM   #9
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I have the same sentiments since the first time I saw this structure. It's really freaky. 5.5
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Old November 25th, 2007, 07:18 AM   #10
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The Iglesia ni Cristo does not call this a cathedral but a temple... The Iglesia ni Cristo Central Temple to be specific. The word "cathedral" originated from Latin "cathedra" or English "chair". Literally it means the place where the bishop's throne is located.

The Central Temple was finished in 1984 and dedicated to coincide with the Church's 70th anniversary celebration.

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Wedding at the right wing of the Temple...

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A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. So also with a lamp.
People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket. But they put it on the place for a lamp. Then all the people in the house can see its light.

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Old November 27th, 2007, 08:37 PM   #12
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I don't like it. 4.
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tacky...but not bad...6/10
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Old December 12th, 2007, 08:02 AM   #14
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....the most magnificent temple in the philippines.....

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walang kasing ganda tlga ang Templo na 2....

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gaganda ng mga kapilya ng mga INC....
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INC temple architecture

i wish the INC temple had a 'greener' means to light its whole structure.
i'm sorry to the INC faithful but the style and design of the temple isn't much to my taste. my comments are just objective, not based on their faith or beliefs. much like the interior, the exterior has no 'focus'. the interior is quite gaudy and overdecorated that the churchgoer is bewildered by every detail going on around him; i find it hard to concentrate. not particularly a place of inner peace. more like a showcase of achievement, despite some very obivous mistakes in perspective and focus. i've seen and been inside smaller more 'heavenly' renditions of the INC chapel. nevertheless, this is the vision of their chief architect.
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i wish the INC temple had a 'greener' means to light its whole structure.
i'm sorry to the INC faithful but the style and design of the temple isn't much to my taste. my comments are just objective, not based on their faith or beliefs. much like the interior, the exterior has no 'focus'. the interior is quite gaudy and overdecorated that the churchgoer is bewildered by every detail going on around him; i find it hard to concentrate. not particularly a place of inner peace. more like a showcase of achievement, despite some very obivous mistakes in perspective and focus. i've seen and been inside smaller more 'heavenly' renditions of the INC chapel. nevertheless, this is the vision of their chief architect.
I respect your opinion though I feel the lines are relatively much simpler and cleaner as compared to other worship buildings. If it's a bit excessive, it's forgivable since this is the INC main worship building. Even Solomon made sure that the Temple he built for God was grand.

The main hall is three large spaces combined into one. Panels can be adjusted so as to enclose and partition the Right Wing, the Left Wing and the Central Chapel. For weddings, usually only the Right Wing Chapel is used. The pulpit is the focal point since the INC worship service is first and foremost a gathering for the Word. At the back of the choir loft is a giant screen where the lyrics, during hymn-singing and the preacher's image, during the sermon are projected.

The lights are only switched on during worship services. And even then, only a fraction of them. In the early days of the Temple, my high school classmate used to tell me how the sky would almost turn red because of the lighting. The Church understands the importance of conserving energy and so greatly minimized the Temple's illumination. For smaller gatherings, the Temple also has the Conference Room, the Function Hall and the Sanctuary. Personally, I feel that the lighting gives a feeling of celestial splendor.

In the daytime, natural lighting floods the place because of large adjustable windows. It does not share the sins of other worship buildings with immovable stained glass windows. Though it is not really a green building, it is green through other means- the whole complex recycles water.

Do the faithful feel distracted by the ornaments or the design? What you felt is as you said, a matter of personal opinion. Day and night, throngs of people come to the Temple to pray. I see most of them pray with their heads bowed and their eyes closed. Sometimes I can't help but overhear their supplications. They believe that in the Temple, God will listen to their prayers. They find peace there.

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i wish the INC temple had a 'greener' means to light its whole structure.
i'm sorry to the INC faithful but the style and design of the temple isn't much to my taste. my comments are just objective, not based on their faith or beliefs. much like the interior, the exterior has no 'focus'. the interior is quite gaudy and overdecorated that the churchgoer is bewildered by every detail going on around him; i find it hard to concentrate. not particularly a place of inner peace. more like a showcase of achievement, despite some very obivous mistakes in perspective and focus. i've seen and been inside smaller more 'heavenly' renditions of the INC chapel. nevertheless, this is the vision of their chief architect.
Have you ever been to a baroque church? If you have been in one of them, you may start to believe that this church looks minimalistic inside.
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