Symbolic of the virgin birth of Jesus.  The lily is a symbol of purity, innocence, and heavenly bliss.  This would symbolize the words of the Apostles’ Creed “born of the virgin Mary.” 

 

Located on the West side of the Nave, the first window in the front.

 

Manger, symbol of Christ, born in Bethlehem.

 

 

Located on the West side of he Nave, the second window from the front.

Doves, symbol of Presentation of Christ in the Temple 40 days after birth.

 

 

Located on the West side of the Nave, the third window from the front.

Symbol of the Wise Men worshiping at the manger of the Christ-child.  Crowns represent the Wise Men.  The winged symbol in the top portion is symbolic of Christ’s flight into Egypt after the visit of Wise Men.

 

 

Located on the West side of the Nave, the fourth window from the front.

Symbol of Baptism of Jesus.  The dove is the symbol of the Holy Spirit.  The “Chi-Rho” (Greek letters) are the first two letters of “Christ”.  The waving lines on each side denote water.

 

 

Located on the West side of the Nave, the fifth window from the front.

Mount of Temptation.  Symbol for the 40 days which Jesus spent in the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  The last temptation was when Jesus was taken to a high mountain and offered the riches of the world by Satan.

 

 

Located on the West side of the Nave, the sixth window from the front.

Symbol of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount.  Again, the “Chi-Rho” refer to the first two Greek letters for Christ.

 

 

Located on the West side of the Nave, the seventh window from the front.

Symbol of Christ’s Ascension into heaven.  The wheel surrounded by flames of fire refers to Elijah being taken into heaven in a fiery chariot.  The three letters are the first three Greek letters of Jesus.  This, then, is a symbol of Christ’s Ascension.

 

 

Located on the East side of the Nave, the first window in the front.

 

 

Symbol of Resurrection.  This symbol came into use as a result of a legend.  It is the legend of the Phoenix which was said to live to the age of four or five hundred years.  Then it would gather a nest  of sweet smelling twigs and spices.  These are set on fire by the heat of the sun and the phoenix is consumed in the fire.  Out of the ashes the bird rises again recreated and young, destined to live another five hundred years.  This is only a legend, but has been used to symbolize resurrection after death.

 

 

Located on the East side of the Nave, the seventh window from the back.

 

 

Symbol which shows three crosses on Calvary.  The curtain symbolizes the curtain that was ripped in the temple at the time of Jesus’ death.  This ripping of the curtain shows us that by Christ’s death we are no longer separated from God our Heavenly Father.

 

 

Located on the East side of the Nave, the sixth window from the back.

 

 

Symbol of Christ’s condemnation and death.  The crown of thorns placed on Jesus’ head.  The nails refer to the nails of the cross.  The INRI refer to the words written by Pilate and nailed on the cross, “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.”  These are Latin letters:

“I” – means Jesus

“N” – means Nazareth

“R” – means rex or king

“I” – means Jews

 

 

Located on the East side of the Nave, the fifth window from the back.

 

 

 

Rooster, symbol of the denial of Peter.

 

 

Located on the East side of the Nave, the fourth window from the back.

 

 

 

Cup of Submission, symbolic of Christ’s submission to the will of the Father that He should die for the sins of the world.  The leaves refer to the Garden of Gethsemane.

 

 

Located on the East side of the Nave, the third window from the back.

 

 

 

Good Shepherd symbol.  The flag with the cross attached to a shepherd’s staff.

 

 

Located on the East side of the Nave, the second window from the back.

 

 

 

Palm branches, symbolic of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

 

This window is not visible due to the outside wall blocking the sunlight to come through.

 

 

Located on the East side of the Nave, the window by the lift.

 

 

 

Symbol of Holy Communion.  The cup and wafer refer to the bread and wine used in Holy Communion.

 

 

Located on the East side of the Chancel.

The Sacraments

 

 

 

Symbol of Baptism.  The shell used as a container of water.  Drops of water symbolize baptism in the Name of the Triune God.

 

 

Located on the East side of the Chancel.

The Sacraments

 

 

 

Open Bible.  God speaks to us through His Word, therefore the Bible is here used to bring our attention to this way of God making Himself known to people.  The special message He brings is that, even thought we are sinners, we have salvation through Christ.

 

 

Located on the West side of the Chancel.

The Word

 

 

 

The two tablets of stone.  These refer to the commandments which God has given to us through His servant, Moses.  By the commandments we know that we are sinners.  Also, by the commandments we know what kind of life God wants us to live.

 

Located on the West side of the Chancel.

The Word

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