Saturday May 1, 2021 kicked off the 32nd Annual D.C. Bible Reading Marathon that will last for five days ending on Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The event can be watched live on Seedline International’s YouTube page, which features multiple churches, congregant members, and members of Congress reading through the entire Bible.
Usually held on the steps of the nation’s capitol, the pandemic and the January Capitol riots have forced this year’s reading to be done virtually. Senator Ted Cruz started off the D.C. Bible Reading Marathon with a welcoming introduction and said, “Now more than ever we turn toward the Word of God to light our way. As Jesus said ‘for where two or three gather in my name there am I with them.’ “
D.C. Bible Reading Marathon’s website explains how the event came to be in 1990 by Dr. John Hash and Dr. Corinthia Boone. The event involves reading the Bible for over 90 continuous hours straight. The following can be found on their site:
The U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon, established in 1990 by Dr. John Hash and Dr. Corinthia Boone, brings hundreds of believers to the front of the Capitol Building to publicly read aloud the entire Word of God without commentary for over ninety continuous hours. In 1994, Dr. Hash passed the torch to Pastor Michael Hall and his dear wife, Terry. For over 26 years the Halls held the BRM to the founder’s simple but powerful vision! In 2019, the Halls transferred the Bible Reading Marathon and its vision to Keith Davidson as a ministry of Seedline International. May God continue to bless the reading of His Holy Word!