Mission dedicates a year to promote Bible reading in families

The missions’ efforts to spread Biblical knowledge in mainland China, named ‘transmission of the Holy Scriptures in the family’, will go on till 2015 June 30.

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Jul 24 2014, 2:33 PM
Mission dedicates a year to promote Bible reading in families

To celebrate 5 years of their foundation, 4 mission stations in the southern suburbs of Beijing have launched various initiatives for a year from July 1 aimed at promoting Bible reading in families.

The missions’ efforts to spread Biblical knowledge in mainland China, named ‘transmission of the Holy Scriptures in the family’, will go on till 2015 June 30.

According to a priest organizer, "People today waste too much of their time with computers and cell phones, few people think about reading the Word of God, especially the young. So we want to encourage and help families to get into the habit of reading the Bible together, to apply God's Word to life, becoming authentic Christians."

The initiative sees the priest bringing a Bible and a blessed candle to a family that is interested. The family prepares a small altar in their home where they place the Bible and light the candle, remembering that the Word of God enlightens and guides the lives of the faithful. During the week, all members of the family commit themselves to reading and sharing the Word of God together, according to the suggestions given by the priest. At the end of the week, the priest takes the Bible to another family and so on.  

Among other biblical initiatives, one hundred copies of the Bible were distributed on July 18 by the pastor of the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Beijing, accompanied by a group of parishioners and university students who participated in a summer camp. The parish is concluding the celebrations for the centenary of its reconstruction.

The Diocese of Cangzhou in He Bei province also committed to promote the reading of the Word of God in its parishes and ecclesial base communities.

Source: Agenzia Fides