Episcopal Commission on the 
Biblical Apostolate

Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

In The Word.  For The Word.


Easter Message from the Executive Secretary

The Lord is risen, yes He is risen Alleluia !

      Our faith tradition is a beautiful one because it speaks to us of life, hope and joy. 


Theme for 2019
Bible:  Real Talk

Resources for Celebrating National Bible Month, Bible Week, Bible Sunday:



The Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA) is a pastoral commission of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) whose area of competence and service is the biblical-pastoral ministry in its five-fold ministries of:

      Animating Biblical-Pastoral Formation

     Organizing Bible Celebration 

     Promoting Bible Translation  

     Assisting Bible Production  

     Coordinating Bible Distribution 


We commit ourselves 
to a new Evangelization 
based on the Word of God 
proclaimed, accepted, celebrated 
and meditated upon in the Church.  
We will live and proclaim the Word 
as Good News to the poor, 
let the Bible inspire all our pastoral work, 
and be guided by the teachings 
of Dei Verbum and Verbum Domini, 
and by the vision of the 
Second Plenary Council of the Philippines.


A Community of Disciples 

nourished by the Word of God,

Witnessing to the Gospel,

and Striving to be a Church

that is poor and for the poor,

with Mary, Mother of the Word, as model.




Bible Animators' Formation Course I

The Bible Animators' Formation Course was held from June 17 to July 1, 2018 at the Institute for Consecrated Life in Asia.  There were 31 participants from 19 dioceses:  4 priests, 3 religous and 24 lay persons.  More...

National Bible Workshop 2018
Becoming Servant-Leaders of the Word
in the Church today.

22nd NBW Statement

Gathering in the island of Cebu, from the 5th to the 8th of February 2018, to celebrate the 22nd National Bible Workshop with the theme, “Becoming Servant-Leaders of the Word in the Church Today”, we, the members of ECBA and its affiliates, including the Philippine Bible Society coming from the different ecclesiastical jurisdictions in the Philippines, relishing the birth of Evangelization in 1521 amidst the festive Sinulog in praise of the Sto. Niño, hosted by the St. Jerome Biblical Center, after evaluating our past activities and listening to the Word of God and Church Documents, have discerned to meet the challenges of the present by resolving to do the following:

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2018 Catholic
Daily Bible Reading Guide