Monday, July 6, 2009

National Bible week

As I am organizing my picture files I found out there are many events that I was not been able to post. One of these is the celebration of National Bible week or National Bible Sunday of 2009.

Going back to history, it should be noted that the celebration of the National Bible Week and National Bible Sunday was evolved through the series of Presidential Proclamations.

Presidential Proclamation of President Ferdinand Marcos no. 2242 signed October 27, 1979. This is to "encourage the reading of the Holy Bible as an instrument to develop moral character, personal dis-cipline, understanding and unity among our people."

Presidential Proclamation of President Corazon C. Aquino No. 44 in 1986, moving the celebration from November to every last week of January where she urged radio and television stations throughout the country to air, and the print media to feature,Bible readings everyday during the week.

Presidential Proclamation of President Fidel V. Ramos No. 1067 which recognized that “national attention be focused on the important role played by thereading and study of the Bible in molding the moral fiber of our citizenry".

This year's theme is "May they be one" as a response to Christ calling to be one (John 17.21).

The Philippine Bible Society (PBS) partnered with Pauline Congregations in the Philippines, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines and lay leaders headed by Madam Judy Araneta-Roxas and former Ambassador Henrietta de Villa, staged an event for the celebration of the National Bible week Araneta Coliseum in connection with special Pauline year. Last January 25, 2009,the Sunday event billed “I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel,” commemorated the 2000th birth anniversary and the conversion of St. Paul, and served as the culmination of the National Bible Week and National Bible Sunday, as well as the Ecumenical Week.

The Philippine Bible Society (PBS) partnered with Pauline Congregations in the Philippines, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines and lay leaders headed by Madam Judy Araneta-Roxas and former Ambassador Henrietta de Villa, to stage the event.


The Catholic school of St. Augustine Parish, the Liceo de bay also hold a simple celebration of the National Bible week by stagging Bible bee and Poster making contest. Here are some of the works of the students.









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