It’s another awesome year again to worship His Royal Majesty, The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
As you all know, that the year will never pass by without us in the Redeemed Christian Church of God dedicating an overwhelming number of Hours to praise The Great Redeemer for His mercies over our Daddy, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, The General Overseer, RCCG Worldwide.
This year, we are dedicating 76 out of the 8760 Hours of the year to praise our God and to usher in a new pattern of worship that will redefine the perspective of men to worship and praise in this dispensation.
From the year 2012 when God handed down the vision unto us, Marathon Messiah’s Praise has consistently thrilled the world while setting new records year-in-year-out.
The Theme of 76 Hours Marathon Messiah’s Praise is “The Great Redeemer”.
It will be held between 11am GMT+1 Monday, 26th February and 3pm GMT+1 Thursday, March 1st, 2018.
We are dedicating the 76 Hours of this year to praising our Great Redeemer, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who gave Himself to redeem us from sin.
While the world is yet to recover from the awe that 74 Hours and 75 Hours displayed in the annals of musical history in the world, 76 Hours Marathon Messiah’s Praise in honour of Pastor Adeboye is setting a new pace as it will be holding in about 16 Countries across all the habitable continents of the World with the exception of South America.
Countries that will be participating this year include Nigeria, United States of America, Canada, England, Australia, Spain, Scotland, United Arab Emirates, Cameroon, Kenya, Netherlands, Sweden, Malaysia, South Africa, and Ireland.
This is a giant step in our quest to bring Marathon Messiah’s Praise to the doorstep of every living being on the planet.
As we are adding more countries this year, a new touch is accompanying our mode of operation. To the glory of God, we will be having two separate stages this year: Nigeria and Diaspora.
The Nigerian stage will be at the Youth Centre, Redemption Camp, Nigeria, while the Diaspora will have 15 stages spread across the 15 participating countries outside Nigeria. The stage in Nigeria will host the 76 Hours of Praise and Worship non-stop while the stages in the Diaspora nations will share the 76 Hours among themselves and it will hold concurrently. This implies that there won’t be any stoppage on the Nigerian stage for 76 Hours non-stop.
This year, about 150 Worship ministers and choral groups will be ministering across the 16 participating Countries.
To ensure a hitch-free 76 Hours Marathon Messiah’s Praise, over 4,000 people have registered to volunteer in various departments including Music, Sanitation, Welfare, Medical and in other various key sections of the programme across the participating countries.
Over 100,000 live participants are expected to be in attendance with over 10Million viewers expected to watch the event on TV and social media channels.
Accommodation and welfare have been made available to all our volunteers while the security of lives and properties for all the participants are guaranteed by the help of the Great Redeemer. Buses will also be made available to ease transportation within Redemption Camp.
The Venue in Nigeria is at the Youth Centre, Redemption Camp, while the venue and the schedule of ministration for the diaspora can be found on our website at www.mmpraise.org
There are two streams of broadcast for this year. One stream will fully cover Nigeria while the other stream will be a mix of Nigeria and the Diaspora.
To achieve a seamless live broadcast, we have secured a dedicated event channel on Kwese TV, while a DSTV channel, Dove TV will also be broadcasting. Dove TV will be broadcasting the mix of Diaspora and Nigeria stream, while Kwese TV will be broadcasting the Nigerian stream.
In addition, other Nigerian TV Channels will also be broadcasting the Nigerian stream. Our online audience can follow us live on our various Social Media channels:
For the sake of emphasis, you can watch us live on Dove Television (Channel 349 on DSTV) and Kwese TV Channel 800 to praise the Great Redeemer. In addition, you can also join us online using the hashtags:#thegreatredeemer #76hourpraise
This year’s Marathon Messiah’s Praise will be the greatest in its series and we are confident that as we praise the Great Redeemer, there will be a harvest of souls, miracles, signs and wonders, restoration, peace, progress and divine intervention across the globe.
I enjoin everyone around the world to look forward to this program and be a part of this great avenue to praise the Great Redeemer who redeemed us from sin.
Pastor, National Young Adults and Youths Affairs Nigeria