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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How many readings are there to cover the whole Bible?
A:  For the purposes of Proclamation, the Bible has been divided up into 1,200 readings.
Q:  Is Proclamation something one church can do on its own?
A:  Not usually. Often churches from a variety of different Christian denominations and confessions co-operate. The shared effort provides a unique opportunity for different groups to meet and makes a statement to the community about Christian unity.
Q:  Does the reading go on 24 hours a day?
A:  No. During Proclamation the readings occur for approximately 40 minutes each hour from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM. In this way, the entire Bible can be read aloud in 10 days.
Q:  How hard is it to organize a Proclamation?
A:  The Canadian Bible Society provides a complete and detailed guide that lays out every step and every factor that needs to be considered. A volunteer committee of four or five can usually do the job, starting three months in advance.
Q:  What Christian denominations and confessions have participated in Proclamation?
A:  Here’s just a partial list: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Pentecostal, United Church, Baptist, Salvation Army, Lutheran.

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