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At St. Thomas 

What is the St. John's Bible?


The St. John's Bible is a work of art and a work of theology. It was commissioned 25 years ago by Saint John’s University & Abbey in Minnesota, and created by Donald Jackson, former Senior Scribe to the Crown Office, along with a small collaborative team of scribes and artists. The first handwritten and illuminated Bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in more than 500 years, it brings together the ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination with an ecumenical Christian approach to the Bible rooted in Benedictine spirituality


How can I learn more or take part?


For two months during the season of Lent, beginning on February 18, St. Thomas will be hosting a full-sized printed version of the St. John’s Gospels and Acts for use in our liturgy and formation for all ages! This is a unique opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to come closer to Holy Scripture than ever before.


You can learn more about the St. Johns' Gospel here

For more information, contact the Rev. Shane Carlson. Stay tuned for more about how you can be part of the St. John's Bible experience at St. Thomas! 

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