Extraordinary Religious Texts on Display in Pennsylvania

July 3, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer


On July 3, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "this weekend, from worlds apart, two remarkable religious books are going on display to the general public here... The Islamic Circle of North America has brought in an ornate Koran from Iran that, at six feet high and 1,500 pounds, is billed as the world's largest. Its 606 hand-painted canvas pages will be on view at the Convention Center during the group's national assembly, which begins tomorrow... Coincidentally, 10 blocks away in Old City, historic Christ Church will begin displaying a freshly restored prayer book that made waves in 1776 by brazenly striking the king's name from its pages."