A Year with the Saint John's Bible
St. Jerome’s University will be hosting A Year with the Saint John’s Bible, the first illuminated Bible to be created since the origin of the printing press 500 years ago. We will be displaying two of the seven volume Heritage Edition set right here at the University.
The coffee-table version, which we own, is housed in the library and contains all seven volumes. There are also two larger volumes from the Heritage Collection, which are approximately 2 ½ feet by 3 feet, displayed in two glass cases. Gospels will be displayed in the Atrium and Pentateuch will be displayed in the corridor outside the entrance to the offices of IT, Communications, and Advancement in SJ1 - Classroom and Library Buidling. We are also receiving ten prints of the illuminations, which will be displayed in various locations around the campus.
The editions in the glass cases will have pages turned to coincide with seasonal festivities or events occurring throughout the year. For example, we will be celebrating Advent with corresponding illuminations, such as the Nativity.
Among the many activities planned for the year, we will officially welcome the Bible on January 24, 2017, during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, with a 4:30 p.m. ecumenical service.
Fr. Michael Patella, OSB, will present a lecture entitled, ‘Bugs in the Bible: An Intertextual Approach’ on March 10, 2017.
As well, the Bible and framed pages of illuminations from the Heritage edition will be available to schools, parishes, and the local community, and can be used in courses, Bible study, worship, and prayer.