Churches, lawmakers take part in 90-hour Bible Reading Marathon

By The Christian Post

Thelma Dephas of Shiloh Baptist Church in Landover, Maryland, seen taking part in the 20th annual U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon, a 90-hour front to back oral reading of the bible on May 6, 2009, on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. | TIM SLOAN/AFP via Getty Images

The annual 90-hour Bible Reading Marathon will kick off in Washington, D.C., Saturday as several congregations and members of Congress are expected to take turns reading from Genesis to Revelation in about four days.

The 32nd annual D.C. Bible Reading Marathon will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. It will continue through 10 a.m. Wednesday. Hosted by the Indiana-based Bible distribution ministry Seedline International, the event will also be streamed online.

The event traditionally has taken place every spring on the West Terrace of the U.S. Capitol and has featured readings from members of Congress. 

But the coronavirus pandemic postponed last year’s Bible Reading Marathon to September. This year, the impending inauguration forced the Bible Reading Marathon to find an alternate venue.

Source:The Christian Post