CHRISTMAS –  A DOCTRINE OR HISTORY OR BOTH?

We are again at the brink of Christmas! How soon yet another opportunity has come to us to think about the deeper meaning of Christmas! An appropriate verse for our reflection that comes to my mind is 1 John 1:1-4:  That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with…

BSI Auxiliary News

BSI ANDHRA AUXILIARY Bible Sundays are celebrated in Churches to share about the work of the Bible Society and to mobilise prayer support for the Bible cause. In fact, the BSI Auxiliaries look forward to Bible Sundays to meet with Churches, families and Individuals who stand in support of the Bible Cause! Rev.Rajasekhar, Secretary, Andhra Auxiliary, celebrated…

DIGITAL BIBLE ENGAGEMENT

The BSI Ranchi Auxiliary organised a two day workshop on Building Digital Communities to build awareness on the digital Initiatives undertaken by the BSI. The two workshop included ‘talks’, ‘discussion groups’, and ‘hands-on’ experience on using the digital.  Mr. Samuel Thambusamy presented the opportunities and challenges of the digital for Bible Societies. He introduced the…

THE RELEASE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT IN NAGAMESE! 

Nagaland is one of the three states where the population is mostly Christian. The Bible has played a significant role in the socio-economic transformation of the various Naga communities. Nagaland has several indigenous Naga groups, and interestingly they speak mutually unintelligible languages. Hence,English is the ‘unifying’ official language of Nagaland. However, Nagamese – a creole…

BSI – CHURCH RELATIONS DAY

The Bible Society of India serves all Churches in translating, publishing the Bible in many languages and distributing them among their congregations. The BSI is the handmaiden of the Church even as it is a Servant in God’s Mission.  The 14th of November was observed as the Church Relations Day to reiterate the ‘Philadelphia Promise’…

Branch Officers Meeting, Guwahati

Meet the officers of the Guwahati branch, BSI Shillong Auxiliary. The strength of the BSI lies with the branches all across India. The branches are the hands and feet of BSI as they go and raise money for the work of the BSI. Besides, they also pray for the work. We pray for blessings on…

Kharia New Testament Translation

We are grateful to God for the successful Kharia New Testament Translations meeting in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Dr. Subramani, Assistant Director, Translations discussed technical aspects of translation, keying in text and printing of the New Testament with the kharia Translators. We are thankful to God for the opportunity to serve the Kharia people.

Bible Stall at Baliyatra Grounds

Bālijātrā is a festival held in the city of Cuttack at Gadagadia Ghata of the Mahanadi river. Bālijātrā literally means A Voyage to Bali. This festival is celebrated to mark the day when ancient Sadhabas (Oriya mariners) would set sail to distant lands of Bali, as well as Java.Bali Jatra bears testimony to the rich maritime…

Celebrating the Bi-Centenary of the First Published Telugu New Testament

Thanking God for the Telugu Bible Translation. This is the Bi-centenary year of the first published Telugu New Testament. Thanking God for the tireless effort, grit and determination of Ananda Rayar, an Indian Christian, who completed the Telugu New Testament Translation even after the untimely death of the missionaries.

Taking the Bible to Charid village

  The BSI Ranchi Auxiliary had the privilege of taking Bibles to Charid Village. The New GEL Church availed this opportunity and got the Pulpit Bible for their congregation. So happy that the Bible will be read in Church and the congregation will listen to God’s Word read in Charid Village. We pray that the…