EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NORTH CENTRAL PHILIPPINES

Brief History

The Episcopal Diocese of North Central Philippines was formed out of a division of the Diocese of Central Philippines in February 1989 when the Annual Diocesan Convention elected the Rev. Dr. Artemio M. Zabala as its first bishop. The Diocese consists of Episcopal Congregations in Baguio City, the provinces of Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Southern Nueva Viscaya and Zambales.

In July 1991, an earthquake hit Baguio City and destroyed its Cathedral. Plans for rebuilding were immediately set up. Meanwhile, the diocese deployed personnel to Lawin, Zambales for Relief and Rehabilitation work which led to the eventual formation of a new congregation from among the natives in that area.

The year after, Bishop Zabala resigned from his jurisdiction to be ECP’s missionary to the Diocese of Los Angeles. The Convention of January 1993 elected the Rt. Rev. Joel A. Pachao to be its second bishop. He continued the work of rebuilding the Cathedral and in 2000, the New Cathedral was consecrated for use.

The Cathedral

The Diocesan Cathedral is the Cathedral of the Resurrection located at 358 Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City.

 

Mission

The Mission of the Diocese is to equip both clergy and lay with arms and instruments that are effective in the ministry through continuous and responsive education and training.

 

Vision

By the year 2007 we envision a God-fearing diocese with dynamic human resources and vibrant members, self-reliant and aggressively reaching out.

Of the Seal of the Diocese

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At the topmost portion of the inner versica is the Miter which graces most Episcopal Church seals. It stands for the authority of the Bishop (in Greek being Episcopos from which the designation Episcopal is derived). The miter bears on its top the Greek letters ICXC, the ancient acronym for IESOUS CHRISTOS or Jesus Christ. Below is the Greek word NIKA which means Victor or Conqueror. Put together it proclaims Jesus Christ the Conqueror (of sin and death). The miter is adorned with a design representing the motif of most art works of the indigenous people of Benguet against a backdrop of dominant brown color, the color of the Filipino skin. The context where Christ is proclaimed as Conqueror in the diocese is among the indigenous and other Filipino people residing in the provinces within the jurisdiction.

An unfurled scroll below the miter bears the words ZOE AIONIOS, “life eternal” which Christ promised to give to the full (John 10:10). The words were retained in Greek to amply describe the divine quality of life shared by God in Jesus’ death and resurrection. This message of abundant life given by Jesus is also at the heart of the National Mission Statement. That abundant life includes autonomy, the spaciousness in which we grow to be ourselves in relation to others in mutual responsibility and interdependence.

Below the scroll is the shield that resembles that which is found in the seal of the Diocese of Central Philippines. This indicates that this diocese once formed part of that diocese until its creation as a separate diocese in 1989. The shield is divided into four panels. The right topside panel bears the sun and stars found in the Filipino flag and is in the seal of the Church Province. This situates us along with the lower left panel with the images of the highlands and lowlands, the miner’s pick and shovel, rice grains and sea with a boat.

The top left panel bears the symbol that graced the ECP’s inauguration as a Church Province. It becomes a constant focus of meditation and judgement as it artistically delivers the message; “Kapit-bisig kay Kristo: tungo sa Kasarinlan, Katarungan at Kapayapaan” (Arm-in-arm in Christ towards Autonomy, Justice and Peace).

Bishop

The Most. Rev. Joel Atiwag Pachao, Bishop

Address

358 Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City P.O. Box 403, Baguio City, Philippines

Telephone # (074) 442-2432/300-2948/443-7705 Facsimile # (074) 443-5644

CONGREGATIONS

EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NORTH CENTRAL PHILIPPINES 358 Magsaysay Avenue, 2600 Baguio City edncpbaguio@yahoo.com/ (074) 443-5644 The Most Rev. Joel Pachao
METRO-BAGUIO DEANERY PARISHHOOD STATUS ADDRESS Email/Contact Numbers CLERGY
Cathedral of the Resurrection, Full-Fledged # 358 Magsaysay Ave., Baguio City  (074) 445 8120 The Very Rev. Melvin Moller    Odsey – Rector & Dean The Rev. Sharon Langbis –  Curate
Nangalisan Preaching Station Outstation of the Cathedral Nangalisan, Tuba, Benguet The Very Rev. Melvin Moller The Rev. Sharon Langbis
Holy Innocents Episcopal  Parish Full-Fledged Easter School Compound, Easter Road, Guisad,   Baguio City  (074) 445 7999 The Rev. Eugene Ofo-ob – The Rev. Andrew Kim –  Curate (from Diocese of Seoul)
Sts. Mary & Martha’ Church Outstation of Holy Innocents Maligcong Village, Pinsao, Baguio City The Rev. Eugene Ofo-ob  The Rev. Andrew Kim
Irisan Preaching Station Outstation of Holy Innocents Irisan, Baguio City The Rev. Eugene Ofo-ob  The Rev. Andrew Kim
St. Nicholas Church Full-Fledged Brent School Compound, Brent Road, Baguio City The Rev. Benedict Fawayan
St. Paul’s Church
Clustered Full-Fledged
Upper Quirino Hill, Baguio City The Rev. Jose Manaoas
Emmanuel Church, Upper Rock Quarry, Baguio City The Rev. Jose Manaoas
St. Matthias Church
Clustered Aided Parish
# 179 Holy Ghost Extension, Baguio City   The Rev. Lina Magalgalit
St. Joseph Church Gibraltar, Baguio City The Rev. Lina Magalgalit
San Vicente Church
Clustered Aided Parish
San Vicente, Baguio City The Rev. Richard Justo
 St. Timothy’s Church, Baguio City Lower Dagsian, Baguio City The Rev. Richard Justo
Trinity Episcopal Church, Organized Mission Km. 3, Asin Rd., Baguio City The Rev. Richard Egmalis
Asin Preaching Station Outstation of Trinity Church Sinot Resort, Asin, Tuba, Benguet The Rev. Richard Egmalis
St. Francis’ Church Organized Mission Kamog, Sablan, Baguio City The Rev. Alicia Siba-en
St. Basil Church Organized Mission No. 2 Purok 27, San Carlos Heights, Irisan, Baguio City The Rev. Eugene Ofo-ob  The Rev. Andrew Kim
SOUTHWEST BENGUET DEANERY PARISHHOOD STATUS ADDRESS Email/Contact Numbers CLERGY
Epiphany Episcopal Parish Full-Fledged Km 5, Betag, La Trinidad, Benguet  (074) 422 1609 The Rev. Richardstone Banagui
St Clement Preaching Church Outstation of Epiphany Acop, Tublay, Benguet The Rev. Richardstone Banagui
St. Theodore Preaching Station Outstation of Epiphany Taloy Norte, Tuba, Benguet The Rev. Richardstone Banagui
St. James the Apostle Preaching Station Outstation of Epiphany Banig, Tawang, La Trinidad, Benguet The Rev. Richardstone Banagui
Bahong Preaching Station Outstation of Epiphany Bahong, La Trinidad, Benguet The Rev. Richardstone Banagui
Holy Guardian Angels Episcopal Parish Full-Fledged Pico, La Trinidad, Benguet  (074) 619 0043 The Rev. Nestor Poltic
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Full-Fledged Paykek, Kapangan, Benguet The Rev. Leandro Menis
St. John the Evangelist Outstation of St. Andrew’s Lomon, Paykek, Kapangan, Benguet The Rev. Leandro Menis
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
Clustered Full-Fledged Parish
Lubas, La Trinidad, Benguet   The Rev. Joseph Dawang
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Ambiong, La Trinidad, Benguet The Rev. Joseph Dawang
Advent Episcopal Church Tawang, La Trinidad, Benguet The Rev. Benjamin Wacnag
St. David’s Episcopal Church Aided Parish Bineng, La Trinidad, Benguet The Rev. Genesis Mark Langbao
 St. Alphege Episcopal Church Outstation of St. David Boliweng, Bineng, La Trinidad, Benguet The Rev. Genesis Mark Langbao
Ascension Episcopal Church, Organized Mission Cabilisan, Pudong, Kapangan, Benguet The Rev. Hilda Kitkitoy
Holy Redeemer Preaching Station Outstation of Ascension Church Toplac, Pudong, Kapangan, Benguet The Rev. Hilda Kitkitoy
St. Monica Preaching Station Outstation of Ascension Church Pudong Proper, Kapangan, Benguet The Rev. Hilda Kitkitoy
Bakattey Preaching Station Outstation of Ascension Church Bakattey, Pudong, Kapangan, Benguet The Rev. Hilda Kitkitoy
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Organized Mission Gadang, Kapangan, Benguet The Rev. Agustin Lizardo III
Mayeng-ew Preaching Station Outstation of St. Mark’s Mayeng-ew, Sagubo, Kapangan, Benguet The Rev. Agustin Lizardo III
St. Catherine Preaching Station Organized Mission Tadayan, Pudong, Kapangan, Benguet The Rev. Agustin Lizardo III
St. James Brother of Jesus Episcopal Church Organized Mission Balakbak, Kapangan, Benguet The Rev. Malawin Cab-ad
Holy Spirit Preaching Station Outstation of St James Sagpat, Kibungan, Benguet The Rev. Malawin Cab-ad
 Pokoknan Preaching Station Outstation of St James Beleng-Belis, Kapangan, Benguet The Rev. Malawin Cab-ad
MT. TRAIL DEANERY PARISHHOOD STATUS ADDRESS Email/Contact Numbers CLERGY
St. Alban’s Parish Full-Fledged Paco, Mankayan, Benguet The Rev. Benjamin Wacnag Dcn. Ed Supanga
Parish
St. John the Evangelist Parish Full-Fledged Tabio, Mankayan, Benguet The Rev. Myrna Algona
Parish
Holy Family Church Outstation of Balili, Mankayan, Benguet The Rev. Myrna Algona
St. John
St. Aidan’s Church Outstation of Suyoc, Mankayan, Benguet The Rev. Myrna Algona
St. John
St. Justin’s Church Outstation of Dowag, Mankayan, Benguet The Rev. Myrna Algona
St. John
Bulalacao Preaching Station Outstation of Bulalacao, Mankayan, Benguet The Rev. Myrna Algona
St. John
Christ the King Parish Full-Fledged Sayangan, Atok, Benguet The Rev. George Caslangan
Parish
Mt. Calvary Church Outstation of Englandad, Paoay, Atok, Benguet The Rev. George Caslangan
Christ the King
St. Gregory The Great Aided Parish Aided Parish Loo, Buguias, Benguet   The Rev. Danilo Curiano
Panayoan Preaching Station Outstation of Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Danilo Curiano
St. Gregory the Great
Central Buguias Preaching Station Outstation of Central Buguias, Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Danilo Curiano
St. Gregory the Great
Sipitan Outstation Outstation of Bacolongan Norte, Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Danilo Curiano
St. Gregory the Great
Cayabyab Preaching Station Outstation of Central Buguias, Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Danilo Curiano
St. Gregory the Great
Cabuguiasan Preaching Station Outstation of Natubleng, Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Danilo Curiano
St. Gregory the Great
 St. Jude Aided Parish Full-Fledged Bangao, Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Wilbur Yangyang
Parish
St. Dunstan’s Church, Outstation of Manaba, Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Wilbur Yangyang
St. Jude
Bolinaca Preaching Station Outstation of Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Wilbur Yangyang
St. Jude
Cotcot Preaching Station Outstation of Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Wilbur Yangyang
of St. Jude
St. Simon Aided Parish Aided Parish Abatan, Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Wilbur Yangyang Dcn. Ritchel Cruz
Lip-atan, Ambabag, Banbanayen Station Outstation of Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Wilbur Yangyang Dcn. Ritchel Cruz
St. Simon
Rogation Aided Parish Aided Parish Madaymen, Benguet The Rev. William Mani
St. Stephen Church Outstation of Tagpaya, Kibungan, Benguet The Rev. William Mani
Rogation AP
St. Peter Aided Parish Aided Parish Cabacab, Balili, Mankayan, Benguet The Rev. Fenji Degawan
Church of the Annunciation Outstation of Pangao, Bangao, Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Fenji Degawan
St. Peter
Lam-ayan Preaching Station Outstation of Pangao, Bangao, Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Fenji Degawan
St. Peter
Dagadag Preaching Station Outstation of Balili, Mankayan, Benguet The Rev. Fenji Degawan
St. Peter
St. Paul Church
Clustered
Natubleng, Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Flores Abidal Dcn. Kendall Mendoza
Organized
Transfiguration Church Mission Sinipsip, Amgaleyguey, Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Flores Abidal Dcn. Kendall Mendoza
Mogao, Gambang Preaching Station Outstation of Gambang, Bakun, Benguet The Rev. Flores Abidal Dcn. Kendall Mendoza
Transfiguration
Timpogan, Gambang Preaching Station Outstation of Gambang, Bakun, Benguet The Rev. Flores Abidal Dcn. Kendall Mendoza
Transfiguration
St. Agnes’ Church, Organized Colalo, Mankayan, Benguet The Rev. Benjamin Wacnag Dcn. Ed Supanga
Mission
Cabiten Preaching Station Outstation of Cabiten, Mankayan, Benguet The Rev. Benjamin Wacnag Dcn. Ed Supanga
St. Agnes
St. Gregory of Nazianzus Church Organized Gravel Pit, Mankayan, Benguet The Rev. Benjamin Wacnag Dcn. Ed Supanga
Mission
St. Hilda’s Church Outstation of St. Tagumbao, Sapid, Mankayan The Rev. Benjamin Wacnag Dcn. Ed Supanga
Gregory of Nazianzus
St. Augustine’s Church Organized Peggueyna, Amgaleyguey, Buguias, Benguet The Rev. Flores Abidal Dcn. Kendall Mendoza
Mission
St. Bartholomew Church NEW mission Tikey, Bokod, Benguet The Rev. Freddie Algona Dcn. Jaime Masado
area
St. Barnabas Church NEW mission Bashoy, Kabayan, Benguet The Rev. Freddie Algona Dcn. Terence Yangyang
area
GOLDFIELDS DEANERY PARISHHOOD STATUS ADDRESS Email/Contact Numbers CLERGY
Christ Episcopal Church Full-Fledged Kias, Baguio City The Rev. Brando Wallang
Parish
Liwanag Outstation Outstation of Christ Loakan, Baguio City The Rev. Brando Wallang
Episcopal Church
Samoyao Outstation Outstation of Christ Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet The Rev. Brando Wallang
Episcopal Church
Magsaysay Outstation Outstation of Christ Loakan, Baguio City The Rev. Brando Wallang
Episcopal Church
St. Polycarp’s Aided Parish
Clustered
Upper Tram, Ucab, Itogon, Benguet The Rev. Constancio Balag-ey
Full-Fledged
 St. Aidan’s Church Parish Luneta, Loacan, Itogon, Benguet The Rev. Constancio Balag-ey
St. Luke Church Outstation of Tuding, Binanga Sur, Itogon, Benguet The Rev. Constancio Balag-ey
St. Polycarp’s
St. Joseph’s Church
Clustered
Balatoc, Virac, Itogon, Benguet   The Rev. Lee Wacnagan
Aided
 St. Elizabeth’s Church Parish Acupan, Virac, Itogon, Benguet The Rev. Lee Wacnagan
St. Jerome’s Church Outstation of Timberyard, Virac, Itogon, Benguet The Rev. Lee Wacnagan
St. Joseph
Thanksgiving Church Aided Parish Camp 6, Tuba, Benguet The Rev. Aida Wacnag
Holy Cross Church Outstation of Badiwan, Tuba, Benguet The Rev. Aida Wacnag
Thanksgiving
Kennon Road area Outstation of Camp 4, Tuba, Benguet The Rev. Aida Wacnag
Thanksgiving
St. Patrick Church Aided Parish Philex Mines, Padcal, Tuba, Benguet The Rev. Adora Pogongan
Banget Outstation Outstation of Banget, Itogon, Benguet The Rev. Adora Pogongan
St. Patrick
LA UNION DEANERY PARISHHOOD STATUS ADDRESS Email/Contact Numbers CLERGY
St. Mark’s Parish Full-Fledged Saytan, Pugo, La Union The Rev. Ronald Bantas Dcn. El Cid Catnas
Parish
Tabtabongao Preaching Station Outstation of Tabtabongao, Rosario, La Union The Rev. Ronald Bantas Dcn. El Cid Catnas
St. Mark
Holy Nativity Episcopal Church Aided Parish Lon-oy, San Gabriel, La Union   The Rev. Joselito Diasen
St. Titus Episcopal Church Outstation of Sasaeg, Daking, San Gabriel, La Union The Rev. Joselito Diasen
Holy Nativity
Kada Episcopal Mission Outstation of Piskong, Daking, San Gabriel, La Union The Rev. Joselito Diasen
Holy Nativity
Cubot-Balbalayang Outstation Outstation of Balbalayang, San Gabriel, La Union The Rev. Joselito Diasen
Holy Nativity
Ascension Episcopal Church, Organized Lipay Este, San Gabriel, La Union The Rev. Yvette Gemal Dcn. Domingo Nawen
Mission
St. Claire Mission Outstation of Bonglog, Lipay Sur, San Gabriel, La Union The Rev. Yvette Gemal Dcn. Domingo Nawen
Ascension Church
Holy Angels Mission Outstation of Polipol, San Gabriel, La Union The Rev. Yvette Gemal Dcn. Domingo Nawen
Ascension Church
Captaoan Preaching Station Outstation of Captaoan, Lipay Sur, San Gabriel, La Union The Rev. Yvette Gemal Dcn. Domingo Nawen
Ascension Church
Pulicay Preaching Station Outstation of Pulicay, Lipay Sur, San Gabriel, La Union The Rev. Yvette Gemal Dcn. Domingo Nawen
Ascension Church
Bantuage Preaching  Station Outstation of Bantuage, Lacong, San Gabriel, La Union The Rev. Yvette Gemal Dcn. Domingo Nawen
Ascension Church
St. Anselm Episcopal Church Organized Teclad, Amontoc, San Gabriel, La Union   Dcn. David Allan Galas The Rev. Bax Cadiogan
Mission
St. Fabian Church Outstation of Kayapa, Apayao, San Gabriel, La Union Dcn. David Allan Galas The Rev. Bax Cadiogan
St. Anselm
St. Francis Church Outstation of Apayao, San Gabriel, La Union Dcn. David Allan Galas The Rev. Bax Cadiogan
St. Anselm
Bulala Preaching Station Outstation of Bulala, Amontoc, San Gabriel, La Union Dcn. David Allan Galas The Rev. Bax Cadiogan
St. Anselm
St. Gabriel the Archangel Aided Parish Poblacion, San Gabriel, La Union The Rev. Jonathan Obar
Bangibang Preaching Station Outstation of Polipol, San Gabriel La Union The Rev. Jonathan Obar
St. Gabriel
St. Benedict’s Church Organized Malanas, Lettac Sur, Santol, La Union The Rev. Joel Hans Politchay
Mission
Mt. Zion Episcopal Church Outstation of Banbanaba, Lettac Sur, Santol, La Union The Rev. Joel Hans Politchay
St. Benedict
Church of the Good Shepherd Organized Mangaan, Santol, La Union The Rev. Joel Hans Politchay
Mission
Poblacion Preaching Station Outstation of Poblacion, Santol, La Union The Rev. Joel Hans Politchay
Good Shepherd
St. Ambrose Church Organized Cambaly, Bagulin, La Union The Rev. Jaime Dominguez
Mission
Bagulin (Suyo) Preaching Station Outstation of Suyo (Poblacion), Bagulin, La Union The Rev. Jaime Dominguez
St. Ambrose
St. Luke’s Church Aided Parish Biday, San Fernando City, La Union The Rev. Audie Taguibao
St. Martin’s Church Organized Cuenca, Pugo, La Union The Rev. Ronald Bantas Dcn. El Cid Catnas
Mission
Palina Episcopal Mission Outstation of Palina, Pugo, La Union The Rev. Ronald Bantas Dcn. El Cid Catnas
St. Martin
St. Antony Episcopal Church Organized Inmayos, Dagup, Bagulin, La Union The Rev. Jaime Dominguez
Mission
Topinao-Cardis Episcopal Mission Outstation of Topinao, Dagup, Bagulin, La Union The Rev. Jaime Dominguez
St. Antony
St. Chad’s Church Organized San Andres, Candon City, Ilocos Sur Dcn. Cleofe Taguibao
Mission
Holy Trinity Church Organized Namatting, Lidlidda, Ilocos Sur Dcn. Cleofe Taguibao
Mission
ZAMPAN DEANERY PARISHHOOD STATUS ADDRESS Email/Contact Numbers CLERGY
St. Augustine’s Parish
Clustered
Nama, Pozorrubio, Pangasinan The Rev. Allen abad Dcn. Noel Malaggay
Full-Fledged
St. Margaret Church Parish Inmalog, Sison, Pangasinan   The Rev. Allen abad Dcn. Noel Malaggay
Episcopal Church of the Visitation Outstation of Lubas, Ansagan, Tuba, Benguet The Rev. Allen abad Dcn. Noel Malaggay
St. Margaret
Holy Family Church Organized Acoje, Sta. Cruz, Zambales The Rev. Josefa Dapig Dcn. Rov Ban-eg
Mission
St. John the Divine Organized Tapuac, Masinloc, Zambales   The Rev. Josefa Dapig Dcn. Rov Ban-eg
Mission
St. Francis of Assisi Church Outstation of Mangahan, Salasa, Palauig, Zambales The Rev. Josefa Dapig Dcn. Rov Ban-eg
St. John
St. Athanasius Church, Organized Coto, Masinloc, Zambales The Rev. Josefa Dapig
Mission
San Isidro Labrador Church, Organized Lawin, San Rafael, San Marcelino, Zambales The Rev. Tomas Maddela Dcn. Jayson Aguila
Mission
St. Thomas Episcopal Church Organized Sta. Maria, Umingan, Pangasinan The Rev. Raul Gawek
Mission

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