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Illuminate Series: Sharing The Saint John’s Bible

September 24, 2020 Blog Article

The Illuminate Series begins today, Thursday, September 24, in two parts. Part one is a presentation Tim Ternes, director of The Saint John’s Bible, gave at Wayzata Community Church on Friday, September 18, 2020, in Wayzata, Minnesota. Working with a small group from five Twin Cities churches, Tim demonstrated effective… Read More

Illuminate Series Begins

September 16, 2020 Blog Article

The Heritage Program is excited to announce its new Illuminate Series.  This online lecture and webinar program allows Saint John’s and other institutions to share the best practices of using The Saint John’s Bible in academics, worship, healthcare, fine arts, and community outreach. Our first featured speaker is Tim Ternes.  Tim is the director… Read More

Illuminate Series Launches in September 2020

August 26, 2020 Blog Article

Because the Illuminate 2020 conference was canceled due to the pandemic, Saint John’s will offer a yearlong webinar and online presentation series for The Saint John’s Bible community.  Jim Triggs, executive director of the Heritage Program at Saint John’s University, provides an overview of the series.   In… Read More

First Person: The Bible Goes Digital During COVID-19

July 23, 2020 Blog Article

Saint Luke’s Parish is an Episcopal “community of faith, prayer, fellowship and service” based in Darien, Connecticut. Through Saint John’s University’s “A Year With The Saint John’s Bible” program, the parish scheduled a series of events, many of which coincided with the liturgical calendar.  In this latest edition of The… Read More

First Person: In Search of Rituals

May 7, 2020 Blog Article

Beyond the formal rituals that play an important role in our spiritual lives, the simple ones that are part of daily life help us through the day. For many of us, COVID-19 has derailed these rituals.  Our experience with students preparing to turn the pages of The Saint John’s Bible… Read More

Diana Bender livestreaming a reading from the Heritage Edition

Epiphany Parish Carries on with Good Friday Tradition Online

April 20, 2020 Blog Article

As the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts planned gatherings around the world, countless church communities have been asking themselves how they can best come together and carry on traditions remotely. At Epiphany Parish in Seattle, The Saint John’s Bible has played a helpful role in these efforts, serving as a familiar touchstone… Read More

Online Resources on The Saint John’s Bible

April 8, 2020 Blog Article

The Saint John’s Bible team at Saint John’s University has the honor of working with a large community of churches, universities, hospitals and families around the world. One of our partners recently asked us for a comprehensive list of online resources, which they could in turn offer their community. We… Read More

Donald Jackson at his home studio in Wales in 2019.

A Personal Christmas Greeting from Donald Jackson, Artistic Director of The Saint John’s Bible

December 13, 2019 Blog Article

Every year, Donald Jackson receives letters and cards from admirers – many from children – thanking him for the years of work it took to create this monumental Bible. Donald reads every single one. “It’s so refreshing to learn … how The Saint John’s Bible has actually touched their lives,” he says. Read More

Choir performance around The Saint John's Bible at St. Luke's Parish

Docents at St. Luke’s Parish Take on Stewardship of The Saint John’s Bible

October 3, 2019 Blog Article

Faith leaders play some of the most visible roles in their congregations – organizing programming, guiding creative methods of worship, and serving as a face for the church within their communities. But as the members of St. Luke’s Parish in Darien, Connecticut, have found over the past year, parishioners themselves can shine in these duties [...] Read More

Fr. Hilary Thimmesh Memorial – The Saint John's Bible

“Joy in Making, Joy in Being”: Remembering Fr. Hilary Thimmesh, OSB, 10th President of SJU

August 30, 2019 Blog Article

The Saint John’s community expresses its sympathy for the passing of Fr. Hilary Thimmesh, OSB, the 10th president of Saint John’s University, whose career highlighted a spirit of service that spanned more than seven decades. Originally an SJU student in 1946, Fr. Hilary served as professor, Dean and President over 73 years [...] 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

A Year with The Saint John's Bible Workshops at Saint John's University

Our 2-Day Workshop Explores How to Make the Most of the Heritage Edition

July 19, 2019 Blog Article

The possibilities for enhancing faith outreach with The Saint John’s Bible are nearly infinite. We believe that the more communities are informed about the creation of this Bible, the better they can use it to complement their mission. Our Workshops, one of our most engaging educational offerings, bring together hosts and owners of the Heritage Edition for a firsthand look at how The Saint John’s Bible was made, carefully replicated and used to reach communities across the world. Read More

Rev. Doyt Conn reading the Heritage Edition at Epiphany Parish – The Saint John's Bible

How The Saint John’s Bible Transformed Epiphany Parish’s Good Friday Readings

May 2, 2019 Blog Article

Epiphany Parish Seattle’s annual Holy Week Bible readings came alive in a new way, says church leadership, when they added The Saint John’s Bible to the event. Read More

Dr. Gintaras DUda and The Saint John's Bible

The God Question and a Theory of Everything: Two Scientific Perspectives on The Saint John’s Bible

April 4, 2019 Blog Article

Exploring the question of existence – the nature of being, “where” we come from and why – is a recurring sticking point between the worlds of faith and science. Ironically, it’s also the uniting ideological thread between the two: the idea that, with enough dedication and the right perspective, humans… Read More

200th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface

How Saint Boniface Brought The Saint John’s Bible to a Bilingual Audience to Celebrate 200 Years of Canadian Ministry

January 10, 2019 Blog Article

The Bible has been translated into some 1,500 languages – at least, in part. The Saint John’s Bible, however, is hand-penned in English, relying on the New Revised Standard Version translation to preserve the accuracy of the Word among various Christian denominations. But multilingual host communities are making an extra… Read More

The Saint John's Bible - The Genealogy of Jesus

How Does A Year with The Saint John’s Bible Work?

November 29, 2018 Blog Article

Many stories on this blog have featured communities participating in the Year with The Saint John’s Bible program. But how does this program actually work, and what do host communities gain from it? Saint John’s University has recently published new details about this unique program and the opportunities it offers… Read More

The Saint John's Bible at the Franciscan Renewal Center

Docents Nurture the Heritage Edition’s “Wow Factor” at Franciscan Renewal Center

October 25, 2018 Blog Article

One of the best ways of understanding any work of art is having a knowledgeable teacher who can guide our thinking, ask challenging questions, and help us discover and articulate our personal responses. At the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, fondly called the Casa, this philosophy is applied not… Read More

Heritage Edition Locations, Industries, Markets – The Saint John's Bible

The Heritage Edition’s Expanding Reach

September 27, 2018 Blog Article

The Saint John’s Bible continues to ignite spiritual imaginations around the world thanks to the Heritage Edition and the Year With The Saint John’s Bible program. Here is an update on the communities sharing The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Editions.* *The following information represents a partial list that does not… Read More

All Saints' Episcopal Church and the Heritage Edition – The Saint John's Bible

“The Beauty of Holiness” at All Saints’ Episcopal Church

August 23, 2018 Blog Article

The Rev. Poulson Reed, rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Phoenix, Arizona, cites Psalm 96:9 when discussing how The Saint John’s Bible came to find a home at All Saints’. “Our Episcopal liturgy truly seeks to ‘worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,’” he wrote. “Having the Heritage Edition… Read More

Former Archbishop of Canterbury joins CT parish for Heritage Edition event

July 10, 2018 Aside

Ahead of their upcoming A Year With The Saint John’s Bible, Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, Connecticut, featured the Gospels & Acts volume of the Heritage Edition in their June 24 services. The visit from the Heritage Edition complemented an appearance by The Right Rev. Dr. Rowan Williams, the… Read More

Epiphany Parish Seattle Heritage Edition – The Saint John's Bible

Connected Through Time: Epiphany Seattle Acquires the Heritage Edition Years After Hosting

June 21, 2018 Blog Article

As an Episcopal congregation, Epiphany Parish in Seattle observes two foundational liturgical practices: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Table. The former includes reading scripture, prayer, and sermons. The latter creates a more tangible space in which to experience the divine: “It’s mysterious,” according to The… Read More

The Cathedral of the Incarnation and the Heritage Edition – The Saint John's Bible

The Cathedral of the Incarnation Envisions the Future of Faith through the Heritage Edition

May 17, 2018 Blog Article

The Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, New York, was founded in 1885 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With impressive Gothic architecture, stained glass windows and a 200-foot spire, the cathedral is the centerpiece of Garden City. Its staff feels a responsibility to make… Read More

George Fox University – The Saint John's Bible

George Fox University Uses The Saint John’s Bible to “Pique Our Social Conscience”

May 3, 2018 Blog Article

George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, is heavily influenced by its Quaker roots. A layman’s understanding of Quaker values might be summed up in the words of Dr. Paul Anderson, professor of biblical and Quaker studies: “With a deep spiritual interest, Quakers are very plain and concerned with simplicity in… Read More

Hamilton Diocese Heritage Edition Concert – The Saint John's Bible

Hamilton Diocese receives full Heritage Edition, celebrates with free choir performances

April 19, 2018 Link

The Diocese of Hamilton in Hamilton, Ontario, will celebrate the reception of all seven volumes of the Heritage Edition with music inspired by The Saint John's Bible on Sunday, April 29, at Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Read More

The Saint John's Bible St Martin's

Using the Heritage Edition to Lower the Veil at Christ Church Charlotte

April 5, 2018 Blog Article

The Heritage Edition offers the opportunity to spread the artistry and message of The Saint John’s Bible. For Christ Church Charlotte, it also deepens a community’s connection with its own spiritual imagination. On April 2, Christ Church finished their extended six-month partnership as hosts of the Heritage Edition. “The driving… Read More

Jo and Bob White Saint John's Bible Memorial

Remembering Jo White, “The Mother of The Saint John’s Bible”

March 22, 2018 Aside

The Saint John’s community fondly remembers Jo (Alice Joan) White, the multi-talented artist known as “the mother of The Saint John’s Bible.” Jo passed away in February at the age of 87. As the founder of The Colleagues of Calligraphy, Jo created a community for calligraphers around the world to… Read More

Saint John's Bible Saint Patrick Hamilton Ontario

How the Diocese of Hamilton Created Unique Experiences to Connect with its Community

February 22, 2018 Blog Article

Bishop Douglas Crosby knew The Saint John’s Bible had a place in the Diocese of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada, long before it found its way there. The question the Diocese faced wasn’t “if” they would make a place for the Bible – it was “how.” Read More

St Louis Archdiocese

Making Unity Accessible in the Archdiocese of St. Louis

February 8, 2018 Blog Article

“When you start the Year with the Heritage Edition, the assumption is that after a year, the Bible goes back to Saint John’s,” said Nancy Werner, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. “It was always my hope that wouldn’t be the case for us.”

Ruth the Gleaner

Women of the Book

January 25, 2018 Aside

The University of Portland has been one of the most active and creative keepers of the Heritage Edition. Each year, the university presents new Saint

Cathedral of Saint Augustine

The Bible in St. Augustine, FL

January 24, 2018 Link

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine in Florida, the site of the first parish church in North America, recently celebrated its 450th anniversary. What better place, then, to celebrate the arrival of the first handwritten Bible illuminated by Benedictines in over 500 years?

The Diocese of St. Augustine is participating in the Year With The Saint John’s Bible and, after series of events in the greater Jacksonville area, the cathedral in St. Augustine now has the Gospels & Acts volume on display. In addition, on February 21, Professor Jack Daniels, Th.D., will discuss the spread of the Gospel over time via the Sacred Scriptures.

To The Ends of The Earth

To the Ends of the Earth and Up 250 Miles

December 26, 2017 Aside

“To the Ends of the Earth” is an illumination you will find on the very last page of the Gospels and Acts volume of The

Saint John's Bible Gallery - SJU

Christmas 2017 – Illuminating the World

December 24, 2017 Video

We celebrate locations around the world that have made a home for The Saint John’s Bible. May the spirit of Christmas illuminate your world!

Christ Church Charlotte

Christ Church Illuminates Charlotte

December 20, 2017 Link

One of the most vibrant Bible study programs in the country can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina, at Christ Church. Each week, hundreds of