Stamps featuring the Seventh-Day Adventist Church

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the centennial of the Seventh- day Adventist Church.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P6.00  – – – –  – – 150,000
Date of Issue: February 18, 2005
Last Day of Sale: February 17, 2006
Sheet Composition: 50 (5×10)
Size of Stamps: 40mm x 30mm
Size of Souvenir Sheet: 140mm x85mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Alfonso V. Divina
Design Coordinator: Leomer B. Batulayan
Design: "God watches over Manila" 1967 by O.T. Navarra. Courtesy of Manila Adventist Medical Center. Logo-the choice of the church's logo reflects the core values that the Seventh-day Adventist Church are committed to. The foundation is the Bible, the Word of God, shown open since its message must necessary be read and put into practice. Centered to that biblical message and logo, is the Cross. Above the Cross and the open Bible is the burning flame of the Holy Spirit, the message of Truth.

Adventism came into the Philippine shore in 1905. In August of that year, while in Singapore, Robert A. Caldwell, a literature evangelist missionary, received a call from the Adventist world church headquarters in Maryland to go to the Philippines. He arrived on the same month in Manila. As his ship entered Manila Bay, he fixed his eyes for the first time on the great walled city with its teeming population. Seeing this, he was greatly moved and said, "I will sprinkle books and then like yeast they will begin to work." This was the first ink mark of a tremendous story that is still being written in the lives of men and women in the Philippines. This was the beginning of Adventism in the islands of the Philippines. The work started in Manila with the unselfish efforts of the first foreign missionaries. Read more.

 

Stamps, miniature sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 18 February 2005 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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