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Letters and Revelation: the final volume of the St John’s Bible goes on display at St Martin-in-the-Fields

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Friday 14 June 2013

The final volume in the Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible, the most significant hand-scribed to be produced since the invention of the printing press 500 years ago, is now on display in the foyer of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Letters and Revelation brings to life some of the most dramatic passages of the Bible in vivid illuminations and characterful, elegant script. Paul’s letters, the oldest surviving Christian documents, and the enigmatic book of Revelation are presented in a blaze of colour – including rich illuminations of the Harrowing of Hell, the Kenosis Hymn, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse and the Vision of New Jerusalem.

The pages are turned each day, so remember to check back each time you visit.

Donald Jackon, the master calligrapher and artist behind the design of the Saint John’s Bible presented St Martin’s with their Heritage Edition of Letters and Revelation: see some photos from the event on our facebook page.

Read more about the Saint John’s Bible.

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Revelation Incipit with Son of Man: the start of the Book of Revelation in the St John's Bible

© Revelation Incipit with the Son of Man, Donald Jackson, 2011, The Saint John’s Bible, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota.  Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition, © 1993, 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the Unites States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.