SLIDESHOW: Iglesia ni Cristo celebrates its 100th year

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Posted at Jul 23 2015 03:54 PM | Updated as of Jul 29 2015 12:33 AM

Iglesia ni Cristo members came in droves to Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue, Bulacan to witness the church's centennial celebrations last year, July 27, 2014. The focal point for the celebrations was the Philippine Arena, said to be the largest domed arena in the world, specially built for this celebration.

The 55,000-seat stadium could not accommodate the mammoth crowd that trooped to Ciudad de Victoria, however. A lot of the members, numbering over a million, just witnessed the celebrations on the grounds of Ciudad de Victoria, camping out the night before just outside the arena.

Those who managed to go inside were treated to the spectacle of the facility itself and program prepared for the occasion, including the performance of the 10,000-member Iglesia ni Cristo choir.

Here's a look at some of the highlights of the celebrations.

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