Read the Gospel of Mark

Have you heard the good news? Host a public reading of the Gospel of Mark in your congregation during lectionary Year B (Nov. 27, 2011 – Nov. 25, 2012). The earliest and shortest of the four gospels, Mark offers a compact, concise, and compelling account of “the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” (Mark 1:1). It takes less than two hours to read the whole Gospel of Mark out loud. By the gift of the Holy Spirit, this can be a life-changing, faith-shaping, disciple-making encounter with the living Word of God.

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  1. We did this on Good Friday as our Good Friday evening worship service. With hymns, anthems and a few prayers, the service took about 2 hours and 15 minutes. The exercise was incredibly well received and added a wonderful dimension to our Holy Week opportunities. Thanks!

    by Jacob

    April 9, 2012

  2. @Mark we read through the Gospel of Mark yesterday. There were 11 readings and 10 readers (one reader had two parts). The readings were interspersed with two collects and three hymns. It took just short of two hours to do this.

    by izi

    February 19, 2012

  3. Has anyone done this? Approximately how long does it take?

    by Mark

    January 31, 2012

  4. Thanks for a wonderful proposal. I will share this with our pastor and hope that he will be receptive. I was part of an oral reading of 1 Corinthians years ago, and it was a marvelous experience.

    by Joe Small

    December 1, 2011