Wed, 01/02/2013 - 01:08
Manila, Philippines – Today, members of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) observe with great respect and warm regard the 88th Birth Anniversary of the late INC Executive Minister Eraño de Guzman Manalo. “Ka Erdie” as he was fondly called passed away on August 31, 2009, and left a sterling example of zeal and sincerity in service, humility, and word of honor.
Born on this day in January 2, 1925, he was the fifth child of Felix Y. Manalo and Honorata de Guzman. He received his elementary education from the St. James Academy in San Juan, Metro Manila. He started attending the church’s ministerial classes at the age of 16 and was ordained minister on May 10, 1947, at the age of 22. He held various positions in the INC, including general treasurer and circulation manager of the Pasugo magazine (now known as God’s Message).