The news of the death of our beloved executive minister in the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) saddened all the brethren in the church.
According to Brother Bienvenido Santiago through the NET25, Brother EraÃ±o G. Manalo (84) died yesterday at 3:53PM due to cardiopulmonary arrest in his home.
The wake will be open to public Today at the Central Temple in Barangay New Era, Quezon City.
Here’s the video of the official statement of the Iglesia ni Cristo:
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As the preparation for the possible rush of the brethren into the Iglesia ni Cristo Central Temple for their last glimpse to the executive minister, the Quezon City Police Department deployed 200 policemen who will provide security and traffic management in the area.
But what is Cardiopulmonary Arrest?
Ka Erdy was suffering from prostate cancer but the cause of his death according to his doctor is Cardiopulmonary Arrest.
Here’s few of the definition of the term “Cardiopulmonary Arrest“:
asystole: absence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent … (source:Â wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn)
A cardiac arrest, also known as cardiopulmonary arrest or circulatory arrest, is the abrupt cessation of normal circulation of the blood due to failure of the heart to contract effectively during systole. (source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_arrest)
To make it simple but clear based on the definition above, the heart of Ka Erdy simply stopped functioning which resulted to his death.
Brother EraÃ±o G. Manalo’s remains will be temporarily interredÂ on September 7, 2009 Monday (12:00noon) at the Iglesia Ni Cristo Tabernacle, in the Iglesia ni Cristo Central Complex, Quezon City while awaiting for the construction of the mausoleum. “The said mausoleum will be built near the monument of the late Brother Felix Manalo, also within the grounds of the Iglesia ni Cristo Central Complex,” Brother Bienvenido Santiago said in a statement.
President Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo declared September 7 as a national holiday, a day of mourning for the late executive minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo and all flags in the government offices will be flown in half mast.
As of Saturday, September 5, 2009, MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority) chair Bayani Fernando advised motorists to avoid the Commonwealth avenue in Quezon City since an expected 2Million people will attend the burial of Ka Erdy. By midnight of Sunday to the afternoon of Monday, the Quezon-Memorial-Circle-bound lane will be closed to traffic from the corner of Luzon Avenue to the Quezon Memorial Circle. Tandang Sora Avenue and Central Avenue have been closed to traffic also.
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Brother Erano G. Manalo Wake and Interrment.
They Called Ka Erdy as
The current president of the Philippines called Ka Erdy a “Great Leader“:
“This country and our world have lost yet another great leader in this generation who has touched the lives of multitudes by his life and his teachings.“
Former First Lady, Imelda Marcos called Ka Erdy a “good man“:
“Especially when Ferdie was just a new president, he would often seek Ka Erdyâ€™s wisdom on many things. Ka Erdy and Ferdie were friends and as I remember those days, I cannot help but shed tears for Ka Erdyâ€™s death. He was a good man, a very good man.“
Ramon Tulfo, a popular columnist, called Ka Erdy a “pious man“:
“Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Erano â€œKa Erdyâ€ Manalo was a charismatic religious leader.Â But unlike other charismatic leaders, Ka Erdy never took advantage of government leaders who groveled at his feet for votes.Â Ka Erdy neither asked loans from the government nor sold his landholdings at criminally prohibitive price.Â He was a pious man.“
Caloocan City Mayor Enrico â€œRecomâ€ Echiverri considered Ka Erdy as “a man of God whose life and sacrifices will continue to inspire millions of Filipinos to follow and live according to the teachings of Christ.”
Former President Joseph Estrada called him “a man of exceptional faith”:
“Ka Erdy was a man of exceptional faith under whose leadership the Iglesia ni Cristo was able to grow from a small church in Punta, Sta. Ana, to more than 800 churches internationally.”
“We will always remember him for the discipline he instilled in the followers of INC and the spirit of reconciliation he tried to impart upon the leaders of our nation.”
Others considered him the “most powerful man in the Philippines” but did not abuse his power, and that other religious leader should consider him the model in respecting the separation of the church and the state.
Nearly 2 M brave rains for burial of INC leader (source: tempo.com.ph)
Chief Superintendent Elmo San Diego, director of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), said his men in the field had a crowd estimate of between 1.5 and 2 million attending the burial rites. …
Since the Central Temple could not accommodate everyone inside, organizers set up widescreens outside to enable those who were not able to enter the compound to witness the interment rites.
The crowd reached as far as the Ayala Techno Hub and remained steadfast as they watched the large screens transmitting the live feed of the funeral amid the pouring rain.
There were no untoward incidents reported, said San Diego.
INC faithful break into loud wailing (source: inquirer.net)
Rains failed to disperse the crowd that occupied the stretch of Commonwealth Avenue from UP-Ayala Technohub all the way to Tandang Sora Avenue. …
During the interment ceremony, some INC members closed their umbrellas so that other people behind them could see the screen better.
Other onlookers decided to take shelter under two pedestrian overpasses on Commonwealth Avenue, where they could be protected from the rain and at the same time have a birdsâ€™ eye view of the mammoth crowd.
Iglesia leader â€˜Ka Erdyâ€™ Manalo laid to rest (source: inquirer.net)
Wails echoed inside the INC Tabernacle, located inside the INC Central Complex on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, while Manaloâ€™s remains were wheeled into the spacious hall where a white tomb adorned with white flowers lay in the middle.
His widow, Cristina, and five children and other relatives were in black and stayed somber throughout the 30-minute interment ceremony for the late INC leader. …
In accordance with INC beliefs, there were no prayers at the ceremony.
For INC members, once a true Christian dies, he is certain of salvation on Judgement Day.
In a predominantly Catholic country that believes that souls wait in purgatory, the INC does not believe in such, thus doing away with Masses and prayers for the dead.
Photos Taken During the Interment
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