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What’s a Miqra?

What’s a Miqra?

“MIQRA” is a Hebrew word, which means “reading,” and refers to the ancient Jewish practice of gathering at the

Youth from Eastern Carolina on their way to Kansas
Youth from East Carolina on their way to Kansas

local synagogue to hear a public reading of scripture, but it’s also the name of an Episcopal Youth gathering (two actually) this weekend in the Diocese of Kansas, and in the Diocese of Chicago.  Youth from across the church will spend the weekend hearing the entire Bible read out loud, Genesis to Revelations so that teens can discover what’s in the Bible, why they should care, and how to read it.


From the Diocese of Kansas Youth Ministry website:

What else happens along with the reading?

So many fun things happen at MIQRA! We play wacky games like Church Commandos and Nave Olympics. We have a movie night. We worship with the Mustard Seeds, our diocesan youth band. Participants attend engaging workshops on various biblical topics and hear clergy speak about the bible. Those who attend also meet with a small group several times to make friends and talk about what they’re discovering about the Bible through the event.


The reading at Grace Cathedral in Topeka, KS are being live-streamed here 


posted by Jon White

images from Diocese of East Carolina Facebook page and Diocese of Kansas Youth Ministry Facebook Page


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