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Parables in Stained Glass (2)

Last month I showed how the Parables of the Foolish Virgins, the Talents, the Wedding Feast, the Sower, and the Prodigal Son had been depicted in stained glass. Here are some more of the thirty or so parables Jesus told. In Matthew 13 Jesus told two similar parables about the Kingdom of Heaven being like […]

Jesus’ Healing in Stained Glass

September is a month in which Jesus’ healing power appears in many of the Gospel passages, and those miracles are also seen in stained glass. Matthew, Mark and Luke tell, on many occasions, that Jesus healed the sick without being specific, and many windows simply reflect His power to heal. Here are two examples from […]

Jesus and the Sea in Stained Glass

This issue of the Messenger has those who work at sea as its focus, so it is a good chance to see how Jesus and the sea, namely the Sea of Galilee, have been portrayed in stained glass.

Corpus Christi in Stained Glass

The feast of Corpus Christi is essentially, it is a special rejoicing in the Eucharist.

The Resurrection in Stained Glass

This month we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. There are many stained glass windows that feature the Crucifixion, all very much the same, but the Resurrection windows I have seen show the progression of events following the Resurrection with, at times, a good deal of poetic licence. The Gospel acco unts of events after […]

Mary’s Life in Stained Glass (6)

Pentecost The only mention of Mary in scripture after the crucifixion is in Acts 1:14, which states that Mary, the mother of Jesus, met and prayed with the apostles. So she would have been in the upper room with the disciples at Pentecost. Of the windows I have seen of Pentecost, about half feature Mary. […]

Mary’s Life in Stained Glass (4)

The timeline after the Magi left Bethlehem is uncertain. Jewish law required Jesus to be circumcised at 8 days and be presented in the temple after 31 days, and Mary could be purified 40 days after Jesus’ birth. Luke’s gospel records Jesus’ circumcision, when He was named, then His presentation in the temple in Jerusalem, […]