Dedication Ceremony of Allegedly Largest Church in China

By Jotham Dai , November 22, 2016 02:11 AM

The worship team leads the praise and worship in front of Panshi Church

Rev. Liu Yang(right), the senior pastor of the church, and Rev. Lv Dezhi, associate chairman of CCC and president of Heilongjiang Theological Seminary, open the door

After the ritual of door-opening, the congregation walk into the church

Guards stand beside the church to maintain order

About 330 pastors and elders across China are divided into groups and around 4000 believers including cell group leaders and performers stand before entering the church

Daqing Panshi Church, the claimed largest Chinese church

The sanctuary

The congregation watch the biblical play "The Passion of Jesus" performed during the thanksgiving ceremony

The biblical play "The Passion of Jesus" in the fourth part (thanksgiving sacrifice)

Young believers perfrom the dance "You, Crucified on the Cross" to celebrate the church dedication

Panshi Church at night

After one-decade construction, Panshi Church of Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, the allegedly largest Chinese church, eventually is dedicated on November 3, 2016. More than 100 pastors and 3000 believers across China attend the dedication ceremony.

The grand ceremony consists of four parts starting with the ritual of door-opening and the dedication service. Following the service, sixty-six programs including choruses and dances are performed to give thanks to God. A biblical play called "The Passion of Jesus" is showed in the last part, the thanksgiving sacrifice that ends the whole ceremony. The whole procedure last seven and a half hours without a break.  

Costing around 20 million dollars,the megachurch covers 55,000 m2 with a construction area of 30,000 m2. It stands at 95 m high, 52.6m wide and 93m long, owing a building that will specifically hold wedding and funerals, at a rating of exceeding five stars. 

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