In 1998, Saint John’s Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible. Excerpts of this bible will be coming to Vermont – April 18, 19 & 20th. Below is our event schedule. You will not want to miss the opportunity to see this Bible!
April 18 – 5:30pm/7pm
On Tuesday, April 18th, the Vermont Ecumenical Council and Thrivent will partner to bring you a guided presentation on The Saint John’s Bible. Learn about the processes, tools, methods and materials that went into making this amazing piece of artwork. Join us for a free meal at 5:30pm before speaker Tim Ternes takes the stage at 7pm – hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 273 Vt Route 15, Jericho, VT 05465. If you’d like to attend the meal, please register by April 16 online HERE >>. Any questions can be directed to Ryan Boisvert at firstname.lastname@example.org (802.233.9603). Also – please bring some non-perishable food items to help stock the Parish Food Pantry.
April 19 – 7pm
On Wednesday April 19th, The Saint John’s Bible will be presented at St. Augustine Catholic Church in the Montpelier (16 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602) at 7pm. We will bring you a guided presentation on The Saint John’s Bible. Learn about the processes, tools, methods and materials that went into making this amazing piece of artwork.
April 20 – 12pm
Noon luncheon and presentation “Seeing the Word: Visio Divina with The Saint John’s Bible”
This presentation will lead participants through the process used to develop the images in The Saint John’s Bible. It is akin to a visual Bible study experience. A very brief overview of the project is included, but the session focuses on one Bible passage and the accompanying artwork from The Saint John’s Bible. Participants read the passage, discuss the passage with visual thinking questions and read the SJU theological brief the artists of the project use as they prepare an image. After discussion and exploration, participants are given time to work with the passage independently and finally to share. The artwork
from the Bible is then explored and its development explained and discussed. This event will be hosted by Saint James Episcopal Church – 4 St James Pl, Essex Junction, VT 05452. We have 50 spots available and we are asking for a donation of $5 for the luncheon. Please register by April 19.
April 20 – 6pm/7pm
The Vermont Ecumincal Council: Network of Christian Cooperation will be hosting our annual free meal and Prayer Service for Christian Unity on April 20th – 6pm meal, 7pm prayer service – hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church – 5171 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482. The Saint John’s Bible will be used during the service and a short reflection will be led by presenter Tim Ternes with the Bible. Please register for the meal by April 18.
If you can not attend this event in person, we encourage you to Zoom into the Prayer Service with the following information. Time: Apr 20, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 880 7214 9526