Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1991-D208
Title: Commend Ministry of the Rt. Rev. Benito C. Cabanban
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 70th General Convention of the Episcopal Church commend the ministry of the Rt. Rev. Benito C. Cabanban, the first Filipino Bishop of the Philippine Episcopal Church.

Bishop Cabanban entered the Episcopal priesthood inspired by the faith of his father and the courageous examples set by missionaries of this Church during World War II. He was elected Suffragan Bishop of the Philippines at the 1958 General Convention and later succeeded the Rt. Rev. Lyman Ogilby as Diocesan Bishop. During his episcopate, Bishop Cabanban served tirelessly, often visiting farflung mountain missions on horseback and on foot. Respected at home and abroad, his was a calming and balanced voice in the years of transition which culminated in the independence of the Philippine Church ratified at the 69th General Convention. Bishop Cabanban died on November 22, 1990 and is buried before the altar of the Cathedral in Quezon City.

A copy of this resolution is to be sent to the Philippine Church and his surviving family.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Phoenix, 1991 (New York: General Convention, 1992), p. 409.