26 February 2013 – San Fabian, Pangasinan. One hundred verses were given to the parishioners of the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, to write by hand during the holding of the “Handwritten Unity Bible” project last 24 February 2013, Sunday at the Parish Center.
The handwritten Bible has been conceptualized to unite Filipinos in a “Bayanihan” effort with other Christian groups toward national transformation through God’s Word. The Biblical Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan is spearheading the project in the whole archdiocese. It has been held in the Parishes of St. John the Evangelist, Dagupan City, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Manaoag, Pangasinan, as well as at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City.
Handwritten Unity Bible
The Hand Written Unity Bible (HUB) will need around 35,000 individuals to write each verse of the Bible in English and the same number for the Pangasinan language.
The May They Be One handwritten Bible will be divided into two columns. The first column will be the English version while the second column will be in Pangasinan.
The English version of the handwritten passages will be based from the published Catholic edition of Old and New Testaments while those of the different languages will be copied from the Popular Versions or the New Testament Books of the Philippine Bible Society (PBS).
35,656 verses to raise funds for a Bible Campaign
The 35,656 verses from 78 books of the bible will be written by hand by representatives from various sectors such as the Church, urb
an/rural poor, OFWs, youth, farmers, government offices; schools, indigenous people, and the fisher folks.
The project targets to collect a minimum contribution of PhP50 for each written verse amounting to a minimum of PhP 3.565 million which will go to the May They Be One Bible Campaign.