A Year with The Saint John's Bible

"One of the extraordinary undertakings of our time."

– Smithsonian Magazine

For the past year, the Cathedral has been home to a rare Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible: Gospels and Acts, an illuminated handwritten version of the sacred text. This November, we will be home to a new volume of The Saint John's Bible: Letters and Revelation.

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.

Our programs will use the stunning artwork from Revelations as inspiration for conversations and classes about the future of our faith.


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Adult Education Series: Apocalypse: Then and Now

Wednesdays at 7pm, October 10, 17, & 24

Part of the "Faith in the Future" series.

The New Testament ends with a book both frightening and hopeful, named The Revelation to John, but more often referred to by its single word name "Apocalypse". It does not stand alone in the Bible (Daniel is its best friend) and certainly does not stand alone in literature and art through the ages. Time and space, straight lines and curves, history and eternity, art and writing all take on new meanings in Apocalypse: Then and Now. Join Canon Griffith and others for a three-week romp through heaven and hell, and get ready for the new volume of The Saint John's Bible, Letters and Revelations, coming in November.

Register online by clicking here.


Mercer School of Theology

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Wednesday Night Advent Series: Faith in the Future

Wednesdays at 7pm, December 5th through December 19th

On Wednesday evenings in Advent, we will share a simple meal together and engage the topic of "Faith in the Future." This theme will carry us into a new year at the cathedral and will help us discern what we are called to do as individuals and a community in a new season of ministry for the church. Our study will focus on the artwork of Revelation in The Saint John's Bible. This volume will be new to us, and it contains some of the most stunning and complex art in the whole bible. Come and explore how our ancestors imagined faith in the future and discover what the future might hold in your life of faith.

Register for the classes at Mercer and sign up to bring food to share here.


Mercer School of Theology

Led by:

The Very Rev'D Michael T. Sniffen