Skip to main content

What You Missed This Summer: Website Updates

Learn about the new ways you can enjoy The Saint John’s Bible behind your very own laptop screen.

Posted August 22, 2023 in Religious Institutions

This summer, The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program has completed some exciting updates to its website in an effort to expand its vision of igniting the spiritual imagination of communities across the world.

Summers can get pretty busy for a lot of folks, so if you haven’t noticed some of our changes, here’s what you missed:

New Video Gallery

You’ve seen the photos online, and maybe you’ve been lucky enough to view the work in person, but now, you can view videos of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition as it is loved, analyzed, shared, and used as a vehicle for spiritual exploration in communities across the world.

From an introduction to the Heritage Edition; a live capture of a performance of Handel’s Messiah being performed at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, England, with a glorious projection of an illumination behind the choir; the very moment that nurses and night colleagues at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, witnessed the Heritage Edition for the first time; and more, there isn’t a single story you’ll want to overlook in our new video gallery.

Check out the new video gallery, here.

Interactive Guide to the Heritage Edition

With its seven volumes, 160 major illuminations, and 1,165 handwritten pages, The Saint John’s Bible is truly a work of biblical proportions (pardon the pun). While impressive in its scale, imagination, and stunningly rich detail, its sheer enormity can be imposing; it’s hard to not feel like you’ve missed something.

For this reason, we have created a thoughtful companion document to help guide and contextualize your engagement with this masterwork. The intent of this document is to raise questions, invite thoughtful reflection, and draw attention to specific details, passages, and illuminations that demand extra attention. This helpful guide, however, is just that: a guide. The deeply moving and singular experience of engaging with The Saint John’s Bible should be as intimate and personal as you’d like, and every bit as unique as the book itself.

Check out the guide, here.

New Stories

We also invite you to check out the Blog on our website. Since May, we’ve posted more than a dozen new stories and reflections of how The Saint John’s Bible is transforming lives and communities. If you have a story to share, please don’t be shy – let us know. As a community that deeply treasures The Saint John’s Bible, sharing our stories is how we bring the pages of this sacred document to life in our everyday world.

Check out the Blog, here.

 Keep Up with the Heritage Program

For more updates on the exciting whereabouts and happenings of the Heritage Program, subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter here, and follow us on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages @TheSaintJohnsBible to be the first to know big news when it happens.