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The Saint John’s Bible

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A Year With the Saint John’s Bible

The Saint John’s Bible is coming to the Cathedral. From mid-November until the close of 2016 we will be stewards of a remarkable treasure. The Saint John’s Bible is a seven-volume illuminated manuscript of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. It was commissioned by the monks of St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN, and was created at the opening of the 21st century. It is the first hand-copied and illuminated manuscript of the entire Bible produced since before the Reformation. The lively artwork or illuminations in the Saint John’s Bible depict the Scripture story interpreted in light of contemporary culture.

We are fortunate to be stewards of two exact copy volumes of the Saint John’s Bible, the Pentateuch (Genesis through Deuteronomy), and, the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles. We will use these books at worship, in Christian formation, for display to the public, and in ecumenical and educational ventures with the wider community. A late summer art show related to the Bible is planned. The Saint John’s Bible exhibit is a gift to the Cathedral and Kansas City community given in loving memory of the late Charles N. “Pete” Seidlitz. Pete served the Cathedral as Senior Warden, 1977 to 1992.

 

WordMadeFlesh-for-Web-page

Word Made Flesh, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

 

AdamAndEve-for-Web-page

Adam and Eve, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2003, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA. Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

 

GardenOfEden-for-Web-site

Garden of Eden, Donald Jackson with contributions from Chris Tomlin, Copyright 2003, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA. Used by permission.  All rights reserved.