Saint George's has 48 stained glass
windows in the narthex, chancel and
nave of the church. To read
more about a particular window or
view a larger picture, click on one
of the thumbnails below. When
these pages are complete they will
include an historic background of
the scene, biographical information
about the subject of the window,
notes on the symbolism portrayed in
the window, and questions for
For a virtual tour of the entire
collection, begin with the Thomas
Cranmer window and follow select
"next window" at the end of each
Narthex is the vestibule leading to
the nave of a church.
These windows are in the pattern of
an Orthodox iconostasis, the screen
that separates the nave from the
altar in an Orthodox church.
Christ is always at the center
surrounded by the four evangelists.
The icon immediately to Christ's
right is always the Blessed Virgin,
and to her right (and always
closest to the door of the church)
an icon that identifies the church
(in our case, St. George).
The icon immediately to Christ's
left reflects the nature of the
congregation (the hospitality of
Mary and Martha), and the icon to
the left of that links to the local
congregation to the greater church
(Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas
Have mercy upon me, O Lord,
whose property is always to have
mercy; for although my sins be
great, yet thy mercy is greater.
And I crave nothing, O Lord, for
mine own merits, but for thy
name's sake, that it may be
(Before his death at the stake,
from 2000 Years of Prayer, p.
Do not neglect to show
hospitality to strangers, for by
doing that some have entertained
angels without knowing it.
And Mary said, "My soul
magnifies the Lord, and my
spirit rejoices in God my
Savior, for he has looked with
favor on the lowliness of his
servant. Surely, from now
on all generations will call me
blessed; for the Mighty One has
done great things for me, and
holy is his name."
"Do not think that I [Jesus]
have come to abolish the law of
the prophets; I have come not to
abolish but to fulfill.
For truly I tell you, until
heaven and earth pass away, not
one letter, not one stroke of a
letter, will pass from the law
until all is accomplished."
Behold, we go up to Jerusalem;
and the Son of man shall be
delivered unto the chief
priests, and unto the scribes;
and they shall condemn him to
death, and shall deliver him to
the Gentiles: and they
shall mock him, and shall
scourge him, and shall spit upon
him, and shall kill him:
and the third day he shall rise
And the angel said unto [the
shepherds], "Fear not: for
behold, I bring you good tidings
of great joy, which shall be to
all people. For unto you
is born this day in the city of
David a Savior, which is Christ
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God. The same
was in the beginning with God. .
. . And the Word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us, (and we
beheld his glory, the glory as
of the only begotten of the
Father, ) full of grace and
John 1:1, 2, 14
George mounted his horse, armed
himself with the sign of the
cross, and bravely went to meet
the dragon as it came toward
him. Brandishing his lance
and commending himself to God,
he dealt the beast [a deadly
wound] . . ."Do not be afraid,"
he told [the people]. "The
Lord has sent me to free you
from the tyranny of the dragon.
Only believe in Christ and be
baptized, every one of you, and
I will slay your dragon!"
The Golden Legend, page 117
The beginning of the good news
of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
As it is written in the prophet
Isaiah, "See, I am sending my
messenger ahead of you, who will
prepare your way; the
voice of one crying out in the
wilderness: 'Prepare the way of
the Lord, make his paths
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