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Silliman University - Silliman Church

Silliman University is located in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. It is the first American university in the Philippines established in 1901. This panorama is taken inside the Silliman Church, within the university grounds.


(From su.edu.ph/church/)

The beginnings of S.U. Church date back to the coming of the American Presbyterian missionaries to the Philippines in 1899. Two years later, they established the Dumaguete Mission Station in January of 1901. Seven months later, Dr. & Mrs. David & Laura Hibbard founded Silliman Institute. 

At the start, the regular services were organized together with the first classes. An unorganized evangelical congregation in Silliman apparently existed as early as 1903 but the plan to have a church organized materialized only upon the establishment of the Presbyterian Church of Dumaguete on December 6, 1911. This church, which later would become known as the Dumaguete Evangelical Church, was composed of both the Dumaguete townspeople and the Silliman Community. This event marked the official founding of the present Silliman University Church.

Copyright: Gelend Talahuron
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16460x8230
Taken: 25/04/2014
Uploaded: 27/04/2014
Updated: 10/04/2015


Tags: silliman; university; dumaguete; negros oriental; church
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