Philippine Independent Church
The Philippine Independent Church, locally known as the Aglipayan Church, is the second largest Christian congregation in the Philippines. The church was founded by Catholic priests who had been excommunicated for protesting against racial discrimination, exploitation and oppression by the Roman Catholic church during the Spanish colonization.
On 3 August 1902, Father Gregorio Aglipay publicly proclaimed the birth of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Philippine Independent Church).
Aglipay was the founding father of the church together with Isabelo de los Reyes. He was also its first head or Obispo Maximo from 1902 to 1940. Thus, the church also became known as the Aglipayan Church.
- The Youth Of The Iglesia Filipina Independiente (YIFI)
- The Women Of The Philippine Independent Church (WOPIC)
- The Laymen Of The Iglesia Filipina Independiente (LIFI)
- Supreme Council Of Bishops
- Council Of Priests
- National Lay Council
- Iglesia Filipina Independiente Online (accessed March 24, 2010)
- Philippine Independent Church Encyclopedia Brittannica. (accessed March 24, 2010)
- Gregorio Aglipay Encyclopedia.com (accessed March 24, 2010)
- Aglipayanism and the Philippine Independence Church (accessed March 24, 2010)