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.
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.