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!


Schedule of Events:

Opening Celebration | Thursday, October 2
5:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Exhibition- featuring all seven volumes of The St. John’s Bible
9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Alumni Retreat- Featuring Director of BTSR’s Year with the St. John’s Bible, Tracy Hartman
7:00 P.M. Presentation of St. John’s Bible- Tim Ternes

Fall Exhibitions and Lectures
October 3 – November 2. Full seven-volume set 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.
October 9, 16, 23, 30. Lecture series on St. John’s illuminations by BTSR Faculty. Sponsored by Hampton Baptist Church in honor of Chester Brown.
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.

BTSR at the IMAX Theatre| October 20, Presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System
7:00 P.M. Held at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, VA & featuring BTSR Faculty, Tracy Hartman and Hubble Telescope Scientist, Dr. Anton Koekemoer. Reception prior.

To schedule a group visit during Fall Exhibition and Lecture times, register using the form below.

Questions? Contact saintjohnsbible@btsr.edu or call 804-204-1205.