National Bible Week and National Bible Sunday

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National Bible Week and National Bible Sunday


The theme of this year’s National Bible Week (NBW) which will culminate today in the celebration of National Bible Sunday (NBS) remains anchored on the Philippine Bible Society’s (PBS) major program, which is “May-They-Be-One Bible Campaign” with focus on the Word of God as the life and mission of the church. This was drawn from the direction of World Synod of Bishops held on October 5-26, 2008.The Bible has been translated into almost all languages of the world and in nearly all the major dialects and languages of our country. Hailed as the book of all ages, the Bible is recognized as an excellent source of teaching, principles, standards, and values that serve as guideposts for personal and social conduct, and for honest, just, and selfless governance.The PBS has recommended various ways to mark NBW and NBS. Among these are: encouraging houses of worship to announce their relevant activities and events at times of worship; requesting the clergy to preach on the theme of NBW and NBS; organizing inter-church services honoring the Bible and highlighting its influence not only in spiritual and moral issues but also in the arts, literature, and music; hosting a drama competition among Sunday schools where each school enacts a Bible story; encouraging local government officials to proclaim the Bible in the city or municipality; organizing Bible reading and sharing in neighborhoods and workplaces; enlisting volunteers to conduct hospital and home visitations to read the Bible to the elderly; arranging for a free public showing of a film or video with a Biblical theme; and organizing drives to collect used Bibles to be given to people who cannot afford to purchase their own. …

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