For the Synod of Bishops in Rome this month, the Vatican not only sponsored a special polyglot edition of the Bible, it also organized a week-long reading of the whole Bible in the Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme a Roma, with simultaneous broadcast on Vatican radio. See the links and accounts collected by Silvia on Classical Bookworm.
In the U.S., the International Bible Reading Association sponsors a read-through of the Bible every year in Washington, D.C., over ninety hours leading up to the National Day of Prayer.
Iconic books are texts revered as objects of power rather than just as words of instruction, information, or insight. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. This blog chronicles such events and activities. (For more about iconic books, see the links to the Iconic Books Project at left.)