Donegal parish seeks readers for
A DONEGAL parish is
inviting people to take part in a four-day and
four-night marathon reading of the Bible this
The round-the-clock reading is being organised by St
Eunan's Church of Ireland in Raphoe, Co Donegal, to
mark Holy Week.
It will see the Christian book read aloud non-stop
from cover-to-cover in the town's historic Church of
The Bible texts will be read consecutively in almost
200 half-hour sections, with readers invited to book
the appointed time of their favourite passage.
Dean of Raphoe Arthur Barrett said the unique event
is a chance for the entire community to "join
together in reading God’s word".
”People will be more than welcome to come and read
the Bible at any time of the day or night or just
listen to the bible being read and to enjoy the
atmosphere of our ancient cathedral church," said
The Dean of Raphoe, Arthur Barrett
with the Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Ken Good, in St
Eunan's Cathedral where the Bible Reading Marathon
will take place.
The marathon reading is
being organised as part of the diocese's Year of
Opportunity, focusing this year on mission,
generosity and children.
Participants are invited to book a 30-minute session
of their choice from Palm Sunday, March 20 at 8pm to
Maundy (Holy) Thursday, March 24 at 8pm.
“You may wish to read for longer or to read on more
than one occasion," added Rev. Barrett. To take
part, contact Rev. Barrett at email
firstname.lastname@example.org or by texting 085