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Week of the Bible 2016

Based on the decision of the Assembly of Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops in Lebanon (APECL) in year 2010, which assets having a yearly Bible week celebration starting from the year 2013, in accordance with the Bible Society and the Biblical Federation, we are pleased to announce the following activities that are going to be held in this week of 20 to 26 November 2016:

Weekly Seminars 

  1. Thursday, 3 November: launching the fourth Bible Week 2016, "Education in the Bible"
    • Why Bible Week ? Its importance and Overview - Dr. Mike Bassous, Secretary General of the Bible Society
    • The topic of education in the Bible, why was it chosen? - Father Pierre Najm, general coordinator of the Biblical Association in the Middle East
    • Bible week activities and program - Monsignor Wahib Khawaja, Secretary General of the Council of Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops in Lebanon
  2. Thursday 10 November « Education in the Bible»:
    • The educator in the old testament - Bishop Joseph Nafa, Associate Patriarchal and supervisor of the Patriarchate department offices
    • The educator in the new testament - Archbishop Cyril Bustros, pastor of Beirut for the Greek Melkite Catholics
    • The woman educator in the Bible - Dr. Mirna Mzawak, head of sociology department at USEK 
  3. Thursday 17 November « Education in the Bible»:
    • Environmental education - Professor Antoine Tayan
    • Education on having a faith like Jesus - Sister Basma El-Khoury
    • Education on the earth and citizenship - Rev. D.Issa Diab

Opening Mass

Will be celebrated at Saint George Cathedral in Downtown Beirut by Beirut Maronite Bishop Boulos Matar on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 , at 11:00 AM.


The Biblical federation organizes lectures for the occasion, from November 21 to 26 in several areas in Lebanon.

Television Programs

Biblical programs on Télé LumièreNour Sat,  Charity TV and SAT7, from 4 

to 26 November.

Catholic Schools

Bible Centered activities in Catholic Schools.

With the University Pastoral Work on Tuesday November 22, at 4:15 pm at Antonine School Ghazir.  

Closing Ceremony 

Launching of the book "مع الكتاب كل يوم" under the auspices of His Beatitude Cardinal Beshara Boutros Al Rai on Saturday November 26, 4:30 pm, at  Notre Dame University - Zouk Mosbeh in Issam Fares Hall .

Special Offers from the Bible Society

The Bible Society will provide special offers on Bible and testaments during this week and the Biblical federation will present its publications.This invitation is extended to all dioceses, Catholic universities and schools, institutions, apostolic movements, religious orders, campus ministries, fraternities and Christian media.