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Stained Glass Story

Rose Window (above altar)




The triangular shape is a symbol for the Trinity - (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)

The circle is a symbol for eternity.

IHS are the first three letters of Jesus’ name in Greek capital letters.


Window One
“The Birth of Jesus the Christ”

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Center Window

The baby Jesus with his mother Mary and father Joseph.

Side Windows
The Angel announced Jesus’ birth to shepherds.

Star of Bethlehem
The Star led the magi (wise men) to Bethlehem to find Jesus.

Shepherd’s Staff
The staff is symbol of the shepherds. They used it to herd the sheep. The Shepherds were the first to visit the baby Jesus in the manger.

Jesus would later die on a cross for our salvation.

Window Two
“Jesus in the Midst of his Ministry”

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Center Window
Jesus feeding the multitudes with a few loaves of bread and two fish is one of the miracle stories in the Bible.

Side Windows
These are the first three letters of Jesus’ name in Greek capital letters.


These are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, meaning that Jesus is the beginning and the end.

The cross is a symbol for Jesus.

Window Three

"Jesus the Good Shepherd"

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Center Window
Jesus carrying a lamb as he also carries us.

Side Windows
The candle stands for Jesus who is the light of the world.

The anchor is a symbol of how Jesus grounds us.

Star with IHS Inside
This is the Bethlehem star that led the way to Jesus.

Shepherd’s Staff with Flag
The lamb has been slain for us. The flag of victory is waving.

Window Four

"Jesus Praying"

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Center Window
Jesus praying in Garden of Gethsemane

Side Windows

Cup with red circle

Elements of Holy Communion - wine and bread

Sword crossed with stick
(X is Greek symbol for Christ)

Window Five

"Jesus on the Cross"

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Center Window
Jesus’ death on the cross

Side Windows
Crown of thorns with INRI
(first letters of “Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews” in Latin)


Window Six

"Jesus Risen from the Dead"

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Center Window
Jesus alive with outstretched arms free of the cross

Side Windows
Symbol of resurrection

Circle with cross and letters

Greek capital letters: IC XCJesus Christ
NI KA Victor

Green seed
new life and growth

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