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The Saint John’s Bible is the first completely handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey since the invention of the printing press. It was completed in 2011 and created in the style of medieval manuscripts.

At St. John the Evangelist, we will use a Heritage Edition throughout Lent in our Sunday worship.The Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible is the full-size fine art reproduction of the original. Measuring two feet tall by three feet wide when open, it is the exact size of the original manuscript. Each volume of the Heritage Edition is signed by the chief scribe and illuminator, Donald Jackson. 

Director Tim Ternes will hold an informational forum on March 1 at 5pm in the Fireside Room before the Ash Wednesday service, and will lead a “visio divina” study on March 2 at 10am in the Fireside Room.


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