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True to Form, In Praise of the Divine, Catholic, and Noble

May 12th, 2011, Promulgated by Bernie

Previously here

Here we have a stained glass window that I think properly meets the criteria specified in Sacrosanctum Concilium drafted by the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council and promulgated by Pope Paul VI on December 4, 1963.

I believe it to be a high quality (true to form) stained glass window that has the exclusive aim of directing our minds devoutly toward God, is in the Catholic tradition (in terms of theology and iconography), and is noble.

I do not know the actual title of this window but I think I am safe in saying it probably is the “Holy Trinity.” I also do not know the artist or when the work was commissioned.

"Rejoice now, heavenly hosts and choirs of angels, and let your trumpets shout Salvation for the victory of our mighty King." Text accompanying the image on the Church's webpage

You will, I hope, notice the rainbow in the image. Its inclusion -I assume- connects the covenant God made with Noah (of which the rainbow is the sign, a reader reminded me) with the New Covenant in the Blood of Christ. We have here a rich image in the Catholic tradition. Examine the image for other symbols or iconography.


Picture Source

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Elkhart, Indiana:


One Response to “True to Form, In Praise of the Divine, Catholic, and Noble”

  1. Raymond Rice says:

    Very nice rendition/thanks

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