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St. George's Episcopal Church
St. George's Episcopal Church | Growing in Christ's Love and Service | 5520 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton Ohio  45429 | 937-434-1781

Church Windows: The North Side of the Nave

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 personal reflection.   For a virtual tour of the entire collection, begin with the Joseph window and follow select "next window" at the end of each text.

The Nave is the main part of the interior of the church.  The North Wall tells the story of the New Testament and the life of Christ.  Jesus appears in each scene (sometimes symbolized by the sacrament) beginning as an infant in the arms of Mary in the Narthex.  Ignatius of Antioch and John Chrysostom transition the story of Jesus into the story of the early Church and the spread of Christianity around the world.

The North Side of the Nave:

Joseph WindowJoseph
[But the angel said,] "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: "Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means, "God is with us."
Matthew 1:20-23
Andrew WindowAndrew

Jesus said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Matthew 4:19

Peter WindowPeter
[Jesus said,] "Whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.  For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many." 
Mark 10:43-45
James WindowJames
And [Jesus] took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
Mark 14:23-25
John WindowJohn
In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another.
John 4:10-11
Mary Magdalene WindowMary Magdalene
[Jesus said,] "I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die."
John 11:25, 26
Thomas WindowThomas
Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among [the disciples] and said, "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe." Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"
John 20:26-28
Stephen WindowStephen
[Jesus said,] "Do not fear....Be faithful unto death and I will give you the crown of life." 
Revelation 2:10
Paul WindowPaul
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:35, 38, 39
Ignatius Of Antioch WindowIgnatius of Antioch
"How good it is to be sinking down below the world's horizon toward God that I may rise again into the dawn of his presence!"
from Ignatius' letter to the Romans  (quoted in Celebrating the Saints, p. 365)
John Chrysostom WindowJohn Chrysostom
Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them:  Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting.  Amen.
BCP, p. 126
South Nave windows in the sun

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