Sunday, May 24, 2009

Proclamation! Unites Local Churches

My parish church is hosting the Proclamation event for the local chapter of the Canadian Bible Society. Basically the Bible is divided up into a bunch of different readings, from the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Gospels and the Psalms then by reading verses from each section the Bible is read aloud entirely in about 10 days.

People from every church in the community are taking turns reading a few verses so it's a great opportunity to meet people from other churches and to see the inside of another church that you might otherwise never have entered. It really can pull communities together like it did in Newfoundland in April 2001.

On Friday night, I took my turn to sit and listen and to read a few chapters. It's a pretty neat feeling to get up and read the Bible aloud - The stories really seem to come alive and by choosing random passages I got to hear parts of the Bible that I just don't get to listen to very frequently.

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