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Holy Week 2022

April 14, 2022 Blog Article

Dear Friends & Stewards of The Heritage Edition, We have made our way through the season of Lent creating a “Margin of Grace” with help from The Saint John’s Bible.  Now we are in Holy Week and today is Maundy Thursday—the day we remember Jesus’ mandate that we love one… Read More

Week 6 – From The Margin: A Lenten Experience of The Saint John’s Bible

April 7, 2022 Video

“Moment of Beauty” Week 6: The Raising of Lazarus: Donald Jackson’s illumination of John 11:1-57 offers a stark visual contrast between the powers of darkness and death on the one hand, and the powers of light and new life on the other.   For an additional “Margin” experience:… Read More

Week 5 – From The Margin: A Lenten Experience of The Saint John’s Bible

March 31, 2022 Video

“Moment of Beauty” Week 5: Valley of the Dry Bones: Donald Jackson’s rendering of Ezekiel 37: 1-14 re-imagines the gap between the ways humans have invented to crush both one another and the earth and the Divine promise never to be parted from us.   For an additional “Margin” experience:… Read More

Week 4 – From The Margin: A Lenten Experience of The Saint John’s Bible

March 24, 2022 Video

“Moment of Beauty” Week 4: Suffering Servant: Donald Jackson’s searing illumination of Isaiah 52-53 in which the Suffering Servant portrayed echoes Jesus’s own silence as he is led to his accusers, tormentors, and eventually to his executioners.   For an additional “Margin” experience: “Visio Divina” Week 4:… Read More

Week 3 – From The Margin: A Lenten Experience of The Saint John’s Bible

March 17, 2022 Video

“Moment of Beauty” Week 3: Out of the Whirlwind He Will Wipe Away Every Tear: Thomas Ingmire’s illumination based on Job 38-42, is set to the music, “Resume” composed by Alex Hastings, and performed by the University of Portland Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Rebekah Hanson. The music was inspired… Read More

Week 2 – From The Margin: A Lenten Experience of The Saint John’s Bible

March 10, 2022 Video

“Moment of Beauty” Week 2: Elisha and the Six Miracles: Based on 2 Kings 4-6, Donald Jackson and Aidan Hart illuminate Elisha–dressed in the green robes of a priest–foreshadowing Jesus’s own miracles pf providing people’s essential needs: food, drink, healing, wholeness.   For an additional “Margin” experience:… Read More

Week 1 – From The Margin: A Lenten Experience of The Saint John’s Bible

March 3, 2022 Video

“Moment of Beauty” Week 1: Creation: Genesis 1:1-2, 4a. As we enter Lent, Donald Jackson’s illumination may remind us that God’s plan is the salvation of the entire created world.   For an additional “Margin” experience: “Visio Divina” Week 1: Suffering Servant: A visual contemplation of Isaiah… Read More

From the Margin: A Lenten Experience of The Saint John’s Bible

March 2, 2022 Video

Margins on a page are something that we can easily take for granted. But margins are what makes it possible for us to fully appreciate the thousands of columns of script and the hundreds of fantastic illuminations that lie between them in The Saint John’s Bible. Similarly, intentionally creating space… Read More

Christmas 2021 – Bringing the Light

December 16, 2021 Blog Article

Dear Friend, It is my honor to greet you and to wish you and yours a blessed holiday season! For 30 years of pastoral ministry, a member of my family or I read the words of John 1:1-5 at the close every Christmas Eve service. In that spirit, I hope you’ll… Read More

St. Luke’s Video Celebrates Profound Experiences during A Year With The Saint John’s Bible

November 18, 2021 Blog Article

In this engaging video, St. Luke’s Parish in Darien, Connecticut, celebrates their profound experience during A Year With The Saint John’s Bible program. Read More

Welcoming Rev. Dr. John Ross to The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program

October 22, 2021 Blog Article

“There’s a saying at Saint. John’s that we have irreplaceable people, but they need to be replaced,” says Rob Culligan, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. So, when Jim Triggs announced he was leaving his position as the Executive Director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition Program after 13 years… Read More

Imagination on Fire Uses The Saint John’s Bible as a Springboard for Incarcerated Artists

August 13, 2019 Blog Article

“Artists need to do art to be fully human,” says Rev. Nora Jacob. “They need to express themselves.” But what about artists who legally can’t? Whose situation prevents them not just from sharing their art with the world, but from even acquiring the tools to create it in the first… Read More

Save the Date for Illuminate 2020, the First-Ever International Conference for The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition

August 1, 2019 Blog Article

More than 100 locations around the world use the Heritage Edition to ignite the spiritual imagination of their communities in creative and engaging ways. Illuminate 2020—the first-ever conference focused on those who own or host The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition—is the ideal forum to learn how others have shared… Read More