What is the theme for 2021 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines?
“Gifted to Give,” that’s the theme of the celebration of the 5th Centenary of Christianity in our country.
What is the celebration of 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines all about?
A celebration of one, as a people of faith, is a celebration for all. The Holy Family Catholic Church, through the leadership of pastor Rev. Fr. Frederick Kutubebi, commemorates the five centuries since the first heard and received Christian message in the Philippines.
What is the meaning of 500 years of Christianity?
The 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines (500 YOC) is a quincentennial observed in the Philippines. It commemorates the introduction of Christianity in the Philippines in 1521 when the Magellan expedition made a stopover in the islands.
What are the other elements present in the official logo of the quincentenary celebration of Christianity?
To represent the Christian faith, the logo contains the ichthus or the fish, which is the symbol used by early Christians to represent Jesus Christ, and beads of Rosary, which is usually identified to the Holy Mary, the mother of Christ.
What does the 500 YOC logo mean?
The ship signifies the navigators of the expedition who brought the faith in our native land. It also signifies the Church likens to the Arch of Noah or as the boat of St Peter, the sacrament of our salvation, theologically.
What group of Christianity arrived in the Philippines 500 years ago?
Spanish missionaries introduced Christianity to the Philippines 500 years ago upon the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan. That faith is now part of the culture and identity of this predominantly Catholic country.
What is the meaning of Ad Gentes?
Ad gentes is the Second Vatican Council’s decree on missionary activity. The title is Latin for “To the Nations,” and is from the first line of the decree, as is customary with Roman Catholic documents.
What will the Church in the Philippines celebrate in 2021?
THE Catholic Church marks 2021 as a great jubilee year, a fitting celebration of 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines. All parishes will formally open the year-long celebration on April 4, 2021, Easter Sunday.
What will the Church in the Philippines celebrate in 2021 do you consider this a special celebration explain your answer?
The year-long celebration for the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines will begin on April 17, 2021, to commemorate the first Easter Sunday mass in the Philippines at Limasawa Island in Southern Leyte. The Diocese of Maasin will lead the celebration.