Last modified: 2014-10-18 by rob raeside
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The Iglesia Ni Cristo is a Christian sect originating in the Philippines
around the beginning of the 20th century. There was very little information
regarding the meaning of the flag, but apparently the Menorah was selected
because of a biblical reference to 7 Churches in the book of Revelations.
Iglesia Ni Cristo considers itself the 7th church, thus the 7-tiered menorah.
There was no explanation of the Italian Tri-colour other than it was a
The link where I eventually discovered the information is at http://www.network54.com/Forum/281698 - shows a picture of the flag (shown above) and
http://www.network54.com/Forum/message?forumid=70213&messageid=1110910959 - a message thread discussing the meaning of the flag.
Warren Hartley, 23 June 2005
image by Yohance Hernando, 16 September 2014
It seems that there is no standard proportion for the flag but the
common proportion of the flag is either 2:3 or 1:2.. The flag above, may be an
erroneous version or a variant. Most images of the flag shows the green side of
the tricolor to the left or nearest to the hoist.
The flag greatly resembles that of Italy. In fact, the flag without the golden menorah may be a variant. Green, white and red is the de facto if not official colors of the sect.
Source: http://itsmorefuninthepilipinas.blogspot.com/2012/01/iglesia-ni-cristo-unity-games-opening.html (Image of inc flag without menorah)
http://www.rappler.com/nation/64462-in-photos-iglesia-ni-cristo-centennial-celebration (Image of followers waving the flag)
Yohance Hernando, 16 September 2014