A Year with the St. John’s Bible

Ignite your Spiritual Imagination at BTSR


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

BTSR has the rare and exclusive privilege to host the Heritage Edition of the St. John’s Bible during the 2014-15 academic-year. Smithsonian Magazine called the project “one of the most extraordinary undertakings of our time.”

This full-scale fine art edition of the original manuscript has never been on display in Virginia.

Come see the volumes, learn about the creation of the first fully handwritten and hand-illuminated Bible in more than 500 years. Enjoy lectures featuring BTSR faculty and experts from St. John’s University.

Join the conversation about engaging the Bible in new ways, explore the interplay of art and the Word, consider the relationship of contemporary images, scientific concepts, ecumenicism, and social justice as rendered through scriptural interpretation.

Celebrate the power of the Word of God!

logo_st_johns_bible_horiz_500Schedule of Events:

  • Thursday, October 2
    5:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
     Opening Exhibition, featuring St. John’s Bible expert from St. John’s University.
    9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Alumni Retreat
    7:00 P.M. Lecture featuring Tim Ternes, Director, St. John’s Bible
  • October 3 – November 2
    Full seven-volume set will be on display at BTSR. Exhibit times will be Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M., Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
    *Register your group by completing the form below.
  • October 9, 16, 23, 30
    Thursday night lecture series based on text and illuminations in the St. John’s Bible, featuring BTSR faculty presenters.
  • October 3, 2014 – September 15, 2015
    The Gospel and Acts volume will be on display on campus and available for travel and presentation by trained faculty members and student docents at local churches and organizations, as available.
    *To view the volume during these times, email us at saintjohnsbible@btsr.edu or call 804-204-1205.