INVITATION LETTERS TO WITNESS THE INVESTITURE OF THE 12TH OBISPO MAXIMO, THE MOST REVEREND EPHRAIM S. FAUTAGANA ON 11TH JUNE 2011, SATURDAY, FEAST OF SAINT BARNABAS THE APOSTLE, AT 9:00 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING, AT THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL, IGLESIA FILIPINA INDEPENDIENTE, 1500 TAFT AVENUE, ERMITA, MANILA
(On June 4, 2011, our diocesan bishop distributed photo copies of these letters and urged us, clergy, to convey this invitation to our congregation and to appeal for their prayer and support.Because these letters are opened for public information, The Aglipayan posted these letters to encourage our members to come and also share their blessings.)
17 May 2011
THE RT REVD GREGORIO R. DE LOS REYES
Bishop, Diocese of Greater Manila
Iglesia Filipina Independiente
Dear Bishop De los Reyes,
Greetings in the Name of the Risen Christ!
I am always filled with joy every time I recall the warm of our conversations and fellowship during the 12th Triennial General Assembly. It was one of the most precious moments that I will surely treasure as I conclude my ministry as you 11th Obispo Maximo.
I am equally delighted to inform you of the investiture of our 12th Obispo Maximo, the Most Reverend Ephraim S. Fajutagana, on 11th June 2011, Saturday, Feast of Saint Barnabas the Apostle, at 9:00 o’clock in the morning, at the National Cathedral. I enjoin you to come with your clergy and lay people to witness the significant moment in the life of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente.
My brother, I am about to leave the Central Office in a few days, and I want to personally thank your prayers and cooperation for the past six years. Let me, likewise, humbly ask your prayers for the 12th Obispo Maximo and for God’s continuing guidance to the Iglesia Filipina Independiente in the days ahead.
(SGD) THE MOST REVD GODOFREDO J. DAVID, D.D.
23 May 2011
THE RIGHT REV. GREGORIO R. DE LOS REYES
Iglesia Filipina Independiente
1320 V. Concepcion St., Sta. Cruz, Manila
Dear Bishop delos Reyes,
Greetings in the peace of the Risen Lord!
It is our honor to share to you the good news about the election of the Most Reverend Ephraim S. Fajutagana as 12th Obispo Maximo of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente during the 12th Triennial General Assembly on 8th to 10th May 2011.
The Most Reverend Fajutagana has served a total of thirty four years in the ministry since his ordination to the priesthood in 1977. He was consecrated to the episcopate in 2002 and served as the Bishop of the Diocese of Cavite until his election as the Church’s General Secretary in 2005. The Investiture of the 12th Obispo Maximo is on 11th June 2011, Saturday, Feast of Saint Barnabas the Apostle, at 9:00 o’clock in the morning, at the National Cathedral of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, 1500 Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila. The ceremony will be graced by ecumenical friends, people’s organizations, government officials and leaders from other Churches in the Philippines.
We wish to invite Your Grace and the Diocese of Greater Manila to stand as one of the Principal Sponsors for the investiture of the 12th Obispo Maximo. We humbly ask you to share the amount of Php 50,000 to support the celebration. We will greatly appreciate your contribution in making this occasion a successful one for the glory of God’s name. May God continue to shower you with His grace. Thank you very much.
(SGD) THE MOST REV. GODOFREDO J. DAVID, D.D.