An Introduction to the Cathedral of the King:
A Brief History of the Church
Cathedral of the King began in 1979 with a group of people passionate in their love for Jesus Christ and anxious to serve Him with all their hearts. Formerly called Makati Christian Center (which later became Christian Life Fellowship Center) the church forged a new experience for a group of believers who learned from the Holy Scriptures what life in the Body of Christ was all about – prayer, study of Holy Scriptures, loving one another, strengthening the weak, feeding the hungry, comforting the hurting, and spreading the Good News of new life in Jesus Christ.
The Cathedral - Parish
The church is part of the Charismatic Episcopal Church. It is the Episcopal See of the Bishop for Manila and Northern Luzon. Priests and deacons assist toward the active growth of the sacramental life of the church. Its over-all mission is “To know God and to make Him known”.
Currently, the Cathedral of the King is under the episcopal authority of Bishop Ariel Cornelio Santos, who acts as the Rector of the Cathedral Parish. He is also the senior pastor who oversees churches and missions in Pasig City, Muntinlupa, Pililla (Rizal), Novaliches, Imus (Cavite), Baguio City, and Hong Kong.
The Parish ministries include Liturgical Music and Arts (choir, orchestra, dance, and mime), Pastoral Care, Counselling, ECOF (Eucharistic Communities), Family ministries (Children, Youth, Ladies, Men, Couples and Elderly), Altar Guild and Acolytes, Ushers/Greeters, Bible studies and teaching seminars.
Furthermore, the Church believes in the social relevance of the church as God’s channel to address the needs of the indigent and underprivileged. It maintains a Birthing Clinic and Feeding program, and a Prison Ministry (Mandaluyong City Correctional Institution for Women).
It was involved in the full restoration of an area in Alang-Alang, Leyte in the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda and in other places such as Laoang, Samar; Bugarin, Pililla, Rizal; Gingoog City; and, recently, the fire victims of Marimar, Barangay Sun Valley, in Parañaque. In each of these places, Medical-Dental missions, teachings on Christian Growth and Life in the Spirit, Healing services were conducted in providing the holistic approach in ministry to the needs of the locality. Some of these places will continue to have follow-up visits in order to ensure the well-being of the constituents. Tarlac and Mindoro are some of the other places await the church ministry.
Our Church is Sacramental and Liturgical:
At the center of worship is the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) in which we believe in the real presence of Christ. We celebrate the living historic forms of the liturgies of the Church and the seven Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion), Confession, Healing, Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony.
Our Church is Evangelical:
We are a church holding to a high view of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, believing them to contain all things necessary for salvation; nothing can be taught as necessary for salvation that is not contained therein. We are committed to the preaching of the Gospel to fulfill the great commission. We believe that we are saved by grace alone and justified by faith in Christ who is calling us to a personal relationship with Him.
3D WALKTHROUGH OF
THE NEW SANCTUARY OF THE
CATHEDRAL OF THE KING
(to be completed in 2018)