Great new changes are coming next year. Instead of investing a lot of time and energy in a proposed Nativity book, I’ve decided to upgrade our existing 45-episode Bible Study Video series. The Bible Study video series began as live streaming-video programs broadcast from my former parish nearly a decade ago. Since the original version was produced, the AIC’s style of videos has changed dramatically, both in content and in appearance on the screen. In addition, the new version will eliminate all obsolete references to persons, places and programs which are no longer relevant to the AIC’s online ministry.
For the new series, which as you see, has a new, more accurate title, the programs will incorporate the new style made possible by a change in software and the broadening of the AIC’s library of historic art. We now have access to almost 1,000 images, including illuminations, icons, mosaics, frescoes, paintings, engravings, etchings and historic documents the oldest dating to the 3rd century. The image in the title slide is the first page from the Gospel of St. John from a late 9th C.-early 10th C. illuminated Gospel made in Belgium. The book is known by many names, the Coronation Gospels, the Athelstan Gospels and the Cotton Gospels. Inprincipio is Latin for “In the beginning…”, the opening words of St. John’s prelude to this unique Gospel account. The original is in the digital collections of the British Library, London, England.
Another major change to be incorporated into the revised Bible Study series is internal cross-referencing to Other AIC Resources on the same topics, words, phrases or theological concepts, including our Christian Education and Seasonal Videos; Podcast Homilies (also being revised and expanded in 2019 A.D.), and the AIC Bookstore Publications. My objective is to help viewers take full advantage of the resources provided through the AIC Web Site, most of which are offered free of charge.
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