Thrissur woman spends lockdown period making handwritten Bible
Thrissur: Rosy Simon of Peramangalam in the district rewrote the Bible with more than 2000 pages at the age of 64. She started the mission of making handwritten Bible – Old Testament on July 15, 2020 at 7 pm and completed it on January 15, 2021 at 7 pm.
She had already rewritten the New Testament. With this the handwritten Bible consists of over 3700 pages.
Peramangalam St Mary's Church priest Father Paul Araykkal encouraged the parish members to make handwritten Bible. Around 50 people took up the challenge and rewrote the 350-page New Testament. Following this Father Paul asked them to rewrite the Old Testament.
But, Rosy stayed away from the challenge due to health issues. Later during the lockdown period, she began the mission.
Waking up at 3.30 am every day, she wrote whenever she got time between household chores and taking care of grandchildren.
She took breaks from writing every 1 hour for other works at home.
As the Old Testament has more pages, it was made into two books. The titles are in red ink and the content in blue ink.
75 pens were used. Rosy’s daughter-in-law Siji bought her the papers and pens required while her children Binto, Biji and Bincy extended their support for the mission.