Every third Sunday of ordinary time, Philippines celebrate the National Bible Sunday to cap the Annual National Bible Week.
In the SVD-run diocesan Shrine of Jesus the Divine Word of the Diocese of Cubao in Manila, the celebration was marked by a unique project to promote the reading of the Bible, the Bible Corner.
The Shrine committee on the promotion and development of the devotion to Jesus the Divine Word and the Bible study group initiated the project. The Bible Corner aims to foster love and appreciation of the WORD of God by providing a place where copies of the Bible in different languages and other biblical materials are available for faithful to read and mediate.
The provincial superior of the SVD central province Fr Jerome Marquez SVD, assisted by the shrine rector Fr Ronnie Crisostomo SVD led the inauguration of the Bible Corner.
The Bible Coordinator of the SVD central province, Fr Arlo Yap SVD, added more accent to the value of reading the WORD of God by convening at Christ the King Seminary the annual congress of the Bible study group using the Liturgical Bible Study method he designed.