EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NORTHERN LUZON

Brief History

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Luzon was formally established in 1986 with the Most Rev. Richard A. Abellon as first Diocesan Bishop. The Most Rev. Ignacio C. Soliba succeeded Bishop Abellon when the latter was chosen first prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines in 1990. The Rt. Rev. Renato M. Abibico is its third, succeeding Bishop Soliba who assumed the primacy of the Episcopal Church in 1997. EDNL was a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines prior to its creation as a diocese. Its jurisdiction covers the provinces of Kalinga, Apayao, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Cagayan and Northern Isabela.

The Cathedral

The Church of the Holy Trinity is the Cathedral of this Diocese. It is located in Bulanao, Tabuk, Kalinga.

Vision

By the year 2007, EDNL, has become a matured Diocese, vibrant with the active participation of a nurtured, equipped and committed Clergy and Laity for mission and ministry; faithfully reaching out to peoples and communities in the proclamation of the Gospel and the pursuit of programs responsive to their well-being towards the building of God’s Holy Church.

Of the Seal of the Diocese

The Seal was designed by Dr. William Henry Scott.

The Bishop’s Miter at the top represents Episcopal Authority.

The motto, TSEDEK VISHALOM, is Hebrew for Justice and Peace.” Tsedek is also often translated “righteousness”; it is common to most of the Prophets when they enveigh against unrighteousness. Shalom does not mean peace in a passive or quiet sense: it means inner well being because of proper relationship with man and God.

The triangle represents the Trinity to symbolize the Church’s orthodoxy, frequently challenged by personalities cults and charismatic sects.

The crossed weapons symbolize the defense of justice, peace and the Trinity, and they are crossed as a sign of peace. Local weapons have been chosen in order to suggest the traditional role of the peace pact in a larger Christian context.

The colors red and yellow represent Kalinga, seat of the Diocese and primary mission work of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Luzon.

The major geographic regions of the Diocese are symbolized by three figures – the heraldic symbols for mountains, flowing water, and the leaves of the biga plant (alocasia, macrorrhiza).

The mountains represent both the Cordillera and the other ranges within the Diocese. The flowing water represents the Cagayan River and Valley. The biga plant represents the Ilocos, being the symbol of Vigan, a name derived from kabigaan because that plant grew wild there.

CONGREGATIONS

 

EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NORTHERN LUZON Bulanao, 3800 Tabuk City, Kalinga 9216871933 The Rt. Rev.  Hillary Pasikan Jr.
DEANERIES/CONGREGATION PARISHHOOD STATUS ADDRESS Email/Contact Numbers CLERGY
NORTHSTAR DEANERY
Christ the King Episcopal Church Organized Mission Tokitok, Sanchez Mira, Cagayan 0946-529-1573 Rev. Magno B. Bawalan
Sta Felomina Mission Organized Mission Sta. Felomina, Calanasan, Apayao 0919-837-1735 Very Rev. Henry K. Sangway (Rural Dean)
San Jose Episcopal Church Organized Mission San Jose, Flora, Apayao 0929-962-2886/0915-869-7551 Rev. Marie A. Macad
Ascension Episcopal Church Organized Mission Adams, Ilocos Norte 0919-837-1735 Rev. Henry K. Sangway
St Dunstan Organized Mission Organized Mission Tanglagan, Calanasa, Apayao 0919-837-1735 Rev. Henry K. Sangway
THEODORE SABOY DEANERY
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church Organized Mission Duldulao, Malibcong, Abra 0906-824-9374 Very Rev. Alfredo E. Balantog, Jr. (Rural Dean)
St. Bartholomeow’s Episcopal Church Organized Mission Daguioman, Abra 0906-824-9374 Rev. Alfredo E. Balantog, Jr.
Christ the King Mission Organized Mission Bangued, Abra 0906-824-9374 Rev. Alfredo E. Balantog, Jr.
St Paul Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Balbalasang, Balbalan, Kalinga 0930-830-6229/0935-988-5954 Rev. Elizabeth D. Budaden
St Timothy Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Saltan, Balbalan, Kalinga 0930-830-6299/0935-988-5954 Rev. Elizabeth D. Budaden
St. Margaret Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Talalang, Balbalan, Kalinga Rev. Noel A. Balao-as
St. George Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Sesec-an, Balbalan, Kalinga Rev. Noel A. Balao-as
Advent Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Balantoy, Balbalan, Kalinga 0975-132-0072 Rev. Snooky G. Tulay
St. Michael and All Angels E. Church Clustered Aided Parish Cawayan, Daoangan, Balbalan, Kalinga 0975-132-0072 Rev. Snooky G. Tulay
St. Peter and St. James E. Church Clustered Aided Parish Poswoy, Balbalan, Kalinga 0975-132-0072 Rev. Snooky G. Tulay
RIVERSIDE DEANERY
St. Anselm Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Bantay, Tabuk City, Kalinga 0956-823-5707 Rev. Mr. Jairus C. Mateo
St. Mark Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Calanan, Tabuk City, Kalinga 0956-823-5707 Rev. Mr. Jairus C. Mateo
Epiphany Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Mapaco-Camalog, Pinukpuk, Kalinga 0919-856-2228 Rev. Renato L. Eslao, Jr.
St. John Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Cawagayan, Pinukpuk, Kalinga 0919-856-2228 Rev. Renato L. Eslao, Jr.
St. Augustine Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Pinukpuk Junction, Pinukpuk, Kalinga 0918-586-8580 Very Rev. Allan B. Ordinario (Rural Dean)
Ressurection Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Taga, Pinukpuk, Kalinga 0918-586-8580 Rev. Allan B. Ordinario
Holy Nativity Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Lanna, Tabuk City, Kalinga 0947-239-1031 Rev. Way-yaan M. Apil
Sta Monica Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Cabaritan, Tabuk City, Kalinga 0947-239-1031 Rev. Way-yaan M. Apil
CENTRAL DEANERY
St. Williams Episcopal Church Organized Mission Alinanag, Tabuk City, Kalinga 0948-884-2295 Rev. Cariño W. Bungo-ngor
St. Augustine Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Hacienda, Tabuk City, Kalinga 0905-821-5222 Very Rev. Blain Bakig L. Pilala (Rural Dean)
St. Alphege Episcopal Church Organized Mission Bawac, Tanudan, Kalinga 0948-884-2295 Rev. Cariño W. Bungo-ngor
St Andrew Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Balong, Tabuk City, Kalinga 0905-821-5222 Rev. Blain Bakig L. Pilala
St. Stephen Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Cabaruan-Sucbot, Tabuk City, Kalinga 0905-821-5222 Rev. Blain Bakig L. Pilala
St. Thomas Parish Parish Dagupan, Tabuk City, Kalinga 0908-502-1112 Rev. Barnabas B. Bolinget
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Parish Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga 0908-582-1254 Very Rev. Darius B. Chokowen (Dean/Rector)
CONNER-KABUGAO DEANERY
Ascension Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Guina-ang, Conner, Apayao 0926-749-4280 Very Rev. Arlene A. Ganotisi (Rural Dean)
St. James Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Manag, Conner, Apayao 0998-224-7229/0906-217-3852 Rev. Robert L. Dao-wan
St. Philip Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Buluan-Karikitan, Conner, Apayao Rev. Moury D. Tombaga
St. Mark Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Mawigue, Conner,  Apayao Rev. Moury D. Tombaga
St Titus Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Hanhan, Ili, Conner, Apayao 0998-224-7229/0906-217-3852 Rev. Robert L. Dao-wan
St. Peter Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Talifugo, Conner, Apayao 0998-224-7229/0906-217-3852 Rev. Robert L. Dao-wan
St. Catherine Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Malama, Conner, Apayao 0998-224-7229/0906-217-3852 Rev. Robert L. Dao-wan
LUBUAGAN-PASIL DEANERY
St Andrew’s Episcopal Church Organized Mission Balatoc, Pasil, Kalinga 0920-795-7227/0906-145-2630 Rev. Ms. Elvira D. Malannag
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Organized Mission Batong-Buhay, Pasil, Kalinga 0920-795-7227/0906-145-2630 Rev. Ms. Elvira D. Malannag
Colayo Mission Organized Mission Colayo, Pasil, Kalinga 0920-795-7227/0906-145-2630 Rev. Ms. Elvira D. Malannag
St. James Episcopal Church Organized Mission Bagtayan, Pasil, Kalinga 0906-897-0498 Rev. Joji A. Taguitag
St. Philip Episcopal Church Organized Mission Galdang, Pasil, Kalinga 0906-897-0498 Rev. Joji A. Taguitag
St. Peter Episcopal Church Organized Mission Ag-agama-Latawan, Uma, Lubwagan, Kalinga 0997-862-5143 Very Rev. John C. Wansi (Rural Dean)
St John of the Cross Episcopal Church Organized Mission Duya-as, Uma, Lubwagan, Kalinga 0997-862-5143 Rev. John C. Wansi
ROLLING HILLS DEANERY
St. Helena Episcopal Church Organized Mission Babalag, Rizal, Kalinga 0927-404-0859 Rev. Thelma Q. Banga-an
Resurrection Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Agbannawag, Tabuk City, Kalinga 0929-897-2326 Rev. Aaron P. Tigui-ing
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church Clustered Aided Parish Nambaran, Tabuk City, Kalinga 0949-140-5761/0935-108-7333 Rev. Josie S. Domocmat
Epiphany Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Abut, Quezon, Isabela 0949-728-1245/0916-291-5134 Rev. Hubert T. Salvador
St. Luke Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Minagbag, Quezon, Isabela 0949-728-1245/0916-291-5134 Rev. Hubert T. Salvador
St. Gregory Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Santos, Quezon, Isabela 0998-195-9707 Very Rev. Eduardo W. Anniban, Jr. (Rural Dean)
St. Paul Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Malalao, Tabuk City, Kalinga 0998-195-9707 Very Rev. Eduardo W. Anniban, Jr.
St. William Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Barucboc, Quezon, Isabela 0998-195-9707 Very Rev. Eduardo W. Anniban, Jr.
St. Richard Organized Mission Organized Mission Linglingay, Gamu, Isabela Rev. Gabriel B. Baluloan
St. Peter Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Calaocan, Rizal, Kalinga 0908-219-1279/0915-664-4507 Rev. Andrew D. Wanas
St. Matthias Episcopal Church Clustered Full Parish Liwan, Rizal, Kalinga 0908-219-1279/0915-664-4507 Rev. Andrew D. Wanas
GOLDEN FIELD DEANERY
Sta. Maria Episcopal Church Organized Mission Sta. Maria, Gonzaga, Cagayan 0916-966-2274 Rev. Clodualdo C. Balanon
Sta. Clara Episcopal Church Organized Mission Sta. Clara, Gonzaga, Cagayan 0948-406-9589/0935-321-7563 Rev. Ms. Charie Jane G. Sumbad
Laoc Mission Organized Mission Laoc, Pateng, Gonzaga, Cagayan 0948-406-9589/0935-321-7563 Rev. Ms. Charie Jane G. Sumbad
Annunciation Episcopal Church Organized Mission Zone 7, Birao, Hacienda Intal, Baggao, Cagayan 0936-351-9653 Very Rev. June W. Inbentan (Rural Dean)
Transfiguration Episcopal Church Organized Mission Daligadig, Sta. Margarita, Baggao, Cagayan 0936-351-9653 Rev. June W. Inbentan
PREACHING STATIONS
Aciga, Pinukpuk, Kalinga
Allangigan, Conner, Apayao
Buguit, Conner, Apayao
Balawag, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Balenciagao, Pasil, Kalinga
Burayocan, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Burobor, Bulo, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Cabiraoan, Gonzaga, Cagayan
Cagaluan, Pasil, Kalinga
Callagdao, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Cattabugan, Pinukpuk, Kalinga
Dilag, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Gaang Mines, Balbalan, Kalinga
Gacab, Malibcong, Abra
Guina-ang, Pasil
Hiltop, Bulo, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Ipil, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Liwan East, Rizal, Kalinga
Luyocan, Lacnog, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Macutay, Rizal, Kalinga
Magabbangon, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Kalliat, Apayao
Lannig, Solana, Cagayan
Lenneng, Conner, Apayao
Magaogao, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Maligligay, Adams, Ilocos Norte
Malucsad, Pasil, Kalinga
Mammit, Cagayan
Maragmin Cagayan
Nangalisan, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Pasmacanan, Sta. Ana, Cagayan
Pinukok, Pinukpuk, Kalinga
Puguin, Conner, Apayao
Romualdez, Rizal, Kalinga
Sagpat, Balong, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Sampaguita, Solana, Cagayan
San Julian, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Tangbay, Tabuk City, Kalinga
Tanioc, Tabuk City, Kalinga