Patrick Henry to Look Into the Good Book(s)

Dr. Patrick Henry

Dr. Patrick Henry

Dr. Patrick Henry visits Swarthmore Presbyterian Church next weekend to help the congregation and guests explore the newly-donated Illuminated Saint John’s Bible.

This glorious seven-volume set is among a limited edition of a handwritten Bible, profusely and lushly illustrated. The Saint John’s Bible project was 15 years in the making, in which Dr. Patrick Henry was integrally involved.

Dr. Henry, a former SPC member and Swarthmore College religion professor, was executive director of the Collegeville (Minn.) Institute For Ecumenical and Cultural Research. On both Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10, he will speak about the project and examine several particular pages and illuminations from the books.

His remarks begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (coffee and registration open at 9 a.m.); on Sunday, the presentation begins at 9 a.m., and is followed at 10:15 a.m. by SPC’s regular worship service. All are welcome; RSVP to the church at (610) 543-4712 or

Swarthmore Presbyterian Church is located at 727 Harvard Avenue.

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