The Heritage Program had much to celebrate in 2023. In just the past 12 months…
- Eight institutions or individuals welcomed a Heritage Edition and two new institutions welcomed an Apostles Edition into their faith communities or homes;
- Thousands participated in various stops on the Dedication Tour to England to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the commissioning The Saint John’s Bible, during which Lambeth Palace Library, Sarum College, and Canterbury Cathedral all received a fine art edition of The Saint John’s Bible;
- A rare Apostles Edition of The Saint John’s Bible was dedicated at the Washington National Cathedral. A large contingent of Saint John’s University and the College of Saint Benedict alums attended the dedication service;
- The Saint John’s Bible was the focus of a story broadcast on PBS’ News Hour.
And that’s just for starters. Read more about the Heritage Program’s 2023 endeavors, here.
The momentum built in 2023 to ignite spiritual imaginations across the world will continue in 2024. Between new acquisitions, international conferences, and more, here’s what you can expect from the Heritage Program in the new year:
More than five institutions will begin or continue hosting a “Season with The Saint John’s Bible” – There were many institutions that chose to host an edition of The Saint John’s Bible for a several-month “season” in 2023. The following institutions will continue to host or begin hosting a Heritage Edition for several months in 2024:
- St. John’s Episcopal Church – Tallahassee, Florida
- St. Thomas Episcopal Church – Newark, Delaware
- St. John’s Norway Anglican Church – Toronto, Ontario
- Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church – Birmingham, Alabama
- St. Thomas Episcopal Church – Medina, Washington
- And more.
More than five institutions across the world will permanently welcome a Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible into their communities this year, including:
- The Lost Tree Chapel in Palm Beach, Florida – This Heritage Edition was made possible through the generous donation of an anonymous donor.
- St. John’s Episcopal Church in Essex, Connecticut – This Heritage Edition was made possible through the generous donation of an anonymous donor.
- Durham Cathedral in Durham, England – This Heritage Edition gift was made possible through a generous donation by Elaine and Bruce Culver through the Catharine Elizabeth Laney Trust.
- St David’s Cathedral in Wales, United Kingdom – This Heritage Edition gift was made possible through a generous donation by Elaine and Bruce Culver through the Catharine Elizabeth Laney Trust in honor of Donald and Mabel Jackson.
- The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee – This Heritage Edition gift was made possible through a generous donation by Elaine and Bruce Culver through the Catharine Elizabeth Laney Trust.
- And more.
If you are curious about how you can gift an edition of The Saint John’s Bible to your community, please contact the Heritage Program firstname.lastname@example.org (320) 363-3209. We are pleased to come to you wherever you are.
Sharing the Word in front of people from around the world, from all faith journeys – In January 2024, Rev. Dr. John F. Ross, Executive Director of the Heritage Program, will attend the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) Conference in Rome, Italy. The trip will include a visit to Subiaco, Italy, the birthplace of monastic traditions and home to “Sacro Speco” or “Sacred Cave,” where Saint Benedict resided in the 6th century.
The Heritage Program will once again sponsor the annual Episcopal Parish Network (EPN) Conference, an assembly that the Heritage Program has sponsored for nearly a decade. Heritage Program Director Brad Neary will attend the annual conference in Houston, Texas, between March 5 to March 9, 2024. Neary will display a full seven-volume Heritage Edition in the Exhibitors Hall.
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