The Passion of Jesus

This window reproduces the story of the Passion of Jesus, the record of a milestone in human history that made "all the difference in the world" to the world.  It is the second to the last in the series of stained glass sanctuary windows and needs to be seen in relation to the final window, for the Passion of Jesus and the Resurrection of Jesus are inter-related.  The pain and anguish which this window depicts is the antithesis of the joy and triumph expressed in next.

Notice the series of concentric circles radiating around the central figure of the crucified Christ.  Never was there an event comparable to the crucifixion to create such an impact, stretching to the four corners of the world.  The intensity and brightness of colour becomes diffused the more removed it is from the central focus of this window.  Yet every detail, no matter how peripheral, is pulled into the theme, and given significance by its relationship to the crucified Christ.

"And when they came to a place called Golgotha ...
they crucified him ..."

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In keeping with the overall layout,
the individual panels are read from left to right:

Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
[John13: 1-20]

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane
[Matthew 26: 36-46]

The Crucifixion of Jesus
[Matthew 27: 32-54]

The Women at the Foot of the Cross
[Mark 15: 40-41]

The Burial in the Tomb of Joseph
[Matthew 27: 57-60]

For of a description of any panel, click on the title or on the panel itself .  

To the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for 60 years of happy marriage.
Dorothy and Bill Dowds, Sept. 16, 1990.