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A Year with The Saint John's Bible

"One of the extraordinary undertakings of our time." 

--Smithsonian Magazine

 

Beginning in November, the stunning Gothic cathedral will be home to a rare Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible, an illuminated handwritten version of the sacred text. The fine art replica of the Gospels and Acts will not only be on display, but will also be used in worship services, education events, and music programs. The exhibition will run through May. 


The breadth and scope of The Saint John’s Bible has been compared to that of The Sistine Chapel. An international team of calligraphers and artists spent fifteen years creating this illuminated, handwritten masterpiece. Though the team used medieval techniques, the illustrations incorporate modern elements such as DNA strands, images from the Hubble telescope, and satellite photos of the Ganges River. 


The cathedral will display a Heritage Edition of the Gospels & Acts volume. Only 299 Heritage Editions were made. They are full scale, fine art reproductions of the original with hand embellishing and no two are exactly alike. 

PROGRAMS


Illuminating the Word: An Introduction to The Saint John's Bible

Led by Tim Ternes, Program Director of The Saint John's Bible

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 7pm

Location: Cathedral of the Incarnation

Discover the beauty and splendor of The Saint John's Bible at a captivating and lively presentation.

Through video, reproductions and rich visual images, participants will be guided through the story of The Saint John's Bible. Guests will learn about the processes, tools, and methods behind the making of this once-in-a-millennium artwork. The Heritage Edition of the Gospels will be displayed for visitors to see and touch. 

This event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to this event at www.SJBcathedral.Eventbrite.com

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Advent Series: Visions of Advent in The Saint John's Bible

Led by the Very Rev. Michael Sniffen, Dean of the Cathedral

Wednesdays, December 6th through 20th, 2017 at 7pm

Location: The George Mercer, Jr. School of Theology (65 4th Street, Garden City, NY)

Following a shared meal in the refectory, join the dean for an up close and personal look at images of Advent and the Incarnation in The Saint John's Bible. The Heritage Edition of the Gospels will be present for the class, in addition to several framed full size pages. Explore visual theology and see where art and faith meet. 

RSVPs are necessary if you plan to join us for dinner at 7pm. Please e-mail the cathedral office if you plan to attend: cathedral@incarnationgc.org

 

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Lenten Series: The Light of Christ in The Saint John's Bible

Wednesdays, February 21st through March 21st, 2018

Led by the Very Rev. Michael Sniffen, Dean of the Cathedral

Location: George Mercer, Jr. School of Theology

The Saint John's Bible features beautiful images of the divine. Explore the visual theology of the illuminations depicting Christ's journey to the Cross. A unique opportunity for reflection during the season of Lent. 

A light meal will be shared in the refectory beginning at 7pm. Please e-mail the cathedral office at cathedral@incarnationgc.org to RSVP.  

 

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Choral Evensong for Earth Day

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at 4pm 

Location: Cathedral of the Incarnation

Here on our island home, we possess a special reverence for the beauty of all creation. This evensong will focus on the world God has given us, and feature guest conductor Simon Lole (BBC, Salisbury Cathedral). The concert will feature images of creation from The Saint John's Bible. Tours will be offered of the cathedral, focusing on the flora and fauna of Long Island displayed in the architecture, plus an arboreal tour of the cathedral grounds. To reserve a tour, contact the cathedral office at cathedral@incarnationgc.org

 

Science & Faith in Harmony:
Creation, Science, and The Saint John's Bible

Led by Anton M. Koekemoer, Ph.D., Hubble Astronomer

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 7pm

Location: Cathedral of the Incarnation

Modern astronomical discoveries reveal amazing views of our universe, unveiling beautiful nebulae, immense star clusters, colliding galaxies, and countless other wonders. Considering the wonders of the universe, we can appreciate how the Psalmist was inspired to write, "the heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies proclaim His handiwork." (Ps 19:1)

In this talk, research astrophysicist Dr. Anton M. Koekemoer highlights some of the exciting astronomical discoveries about our universe, focusing particularly on the Hubble images that were used in the beautiful illustrations in The Saint John's Bible. 

This program is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP at www.ScienceAndFaith.Eventbrite.com