Liturgical Art Display

Liturgical Art Display 

The Saint John’s Bible Volume 6 “Gospel & Acts" Heritage Edition

The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the invention of the printing press in the 15th century. Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., commissioned world-renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson, senior scribe to Her Majesty the Queen’s Crown Office at the House of Lords in London, England, to lead a team of scribes and artists to create this masterpiece.

The Saint John's Bible is a work of art and a work of theology. A team of artists coordinated by Donald Jackson in Wales and a team of scholars in Central Minnesota have brought together the ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination with an ecumenical Christian approach to the Bible rooted in Benedictine spirituality.

The intricate combination of scripture and art has been called "one of the extraordinary undertakings of our time," by Smithsonian Magazine.

The Heritage Edition

The mission of The Saint John’s Bible is to “ignite the spiritual imagination of people from all faith journeys.” To that end, Saint John’s University created The Heritage Edition to spark the imagination of individuals, institutions and people around the world. Because of this edition, people around the world can experience The Saint John’s Bible in their own communities. True to the original manuscript and under the careful direction of Mr. Donald Jackson’s, this fine art reproduction is of the same scale, beauty and artistic intent.

The Year of The Saint John’s Bible

The University of Dallas is proud to be hosting The Saint John’s Bible for a year and to make this great work accessible to the community.

This year, the Dallas Ministry Conference Liturgical Art Display will showcase Volume 6 “Gospel & Acts” of the Heritage Edition. The display will be located in the center of the exhibit hall during the three days of the conference. Join us and experience this amazing work or art.



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See more about the making of the Heritage Edition in this video by Carson-Newman University.


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