Online Bible Festival 2021 Open for All

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Biblical Apostolate will be holding an online Bible Festival from January 23-25, 2021, 2-5 pm via Zoom.

In his video message, Most Rev. Sofronio Bancud, SSS, D.D., Chairman of CBCP-ECBA, he encouraged the faithful to join the online festival to reflect on the Word of God as the source of grace and courage especially during this time of the pandemic.

“This festival is meant to involve all of us Christians. Isang napakagandang pagkakataon ito upang gamitin natin itong festival na ito upang mapagnilayan natin ang Salita ng Diyos na totoong nakapagbibigay sa atin ng grasya at ang biyaya na makayanan nating harapin itong ibat ibang uri ng hamon at pagsubok na hinaharap ng mundo,” Bishop Bancud said.

With the theme “Word of God Restores”, Bishop Bancud added that the festival has three objectives: to make the general public talk about the bible with the goal of making the Bible part of their lives; to show all that all Christian groups are united in the Word of God; and to share stories how the Bible is help people with lives especially during this time of pandemic and other moments of crisis.

Each day of the conference is dedicated to specific theme. On Jan. 23, it focuses on “The Healing Power of God’s Word; on Jan. 24, “The Uniting Power of God’s Word; and on Jan. 25, “The Transforming Power of God’s Word”.

Most Rev. Broderick S. Pabillo, Apostolic Administrator of Manila will deliver a message on Jan. 23, while Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David will also give a message on Jan. 24.

The online festival is free and will be live-streamed on the Facebook page of CBCP and CBCP-ECBA.

The 4th Bible Festival is organized by the CBCP-ECBA in coordination with the Philippine Bible Society, National Council of Churches in the Philippines and Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches.

In 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Proclamation No. 124 declaring January as the National Bible Month. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

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