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'St. John's Bible' exhibit at HCSCC

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County at the Hjemkomst Center is hosting a new traveling exhibit, "The Saint John's Bible," through Monday, Dec. 27, in the fourth floor gallery.

These amazingly brilliant works of art of "The Saint John's Bible" have, according to the catalog, "been created to inspire hearts and ignite imaginations."

Since it has been half a millennium since a Benedictine abbey has commissioned a hand-written and hand-illustrated Bible, it is also an historical happening. Internationally celebrated Welsh calligrapher Donald Jackson has spent many years creating this masterpiece of the ages with a select group of artists and scribes.

While you can see some of the latest original pages at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, near St. Cloud, this traveling exhibit consists of 25 reproductions specially selected to convey the grandeur and brilliance of the 160 illuminations as well as the scriptures and the clever corrections to mistakes.

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The Hjemkomst Center is located at 202 First Avenue North in Moorhead.