STAINED GLASS ART graces many a church. Most often that art depicts the history of Jesus’ birth, death and resurrection.
So it’s fitting that this week, Holy Week, I share some images from my archives of beautiful stained glass windows discovered in my wanderings. As a woman of faith, an art appreciator and one who values churches, I am drawn to this art form.
My husband, Randy, has dabbled in stained glass art and I know from watching him that creating this art takes time, patience, skill and dedication. He took a stained glass class locally decades ago, has crafted several sun catchers and also repaired aged windows at our church, Trinity Lutheran in Faribault. I hope that when he retires, he can more fully embrace this art form.
That sidebar aside, I feel such gratitude to those long ago craftsmen who labored to create stained glass windows for churches. Such windows enhance worship, infusing a sanctuary with beauty and a visual telling of biblical stories. Like the birth of Jesus. The agony of his suffering, death and glorious resurrection.
Like illustrations in a book, the art of stained glass adds to the words, opens our eyes to better see that which we hear and read.
Art adds a depth to my understanding and to my faith.
As we near the end of Holy Week, please take time to reflect on the stained glass art here or within your own community.
And may this art bless you as it has me. Have a joyful and blessed Easter!
Beautiful.I am such a fan of glass art
Thank you appreciating glass art. It truly is a beautiful art form.
It’s a medium like nothing else
Have a Joyful and Blessed Easter my friend 🙂 I love stain glass and these are gorgeous works of art. I love walking into churches and just admiring all the glass and wood and stone. Take Care
Thank you. A joyful and blessed Easter to you also, Renee!
I love stained glass especially in a church. I’d love to learn how to make smaller pieces
Thank you for appreciating stained glass art. I bet you could easily learn. Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, is a great resource for stained glass. It’s in small town southwestern Minnesota. The business not only sells stained glass and related supplies, but also restores stained glass in many churches.
Thank you for these beautiful art images. Happy Easter, to you and yours.
You are welcome. A blessed Easter to you, Gary and your family also!
Thankful to hear Trinity has a member skilled at maintaining their windows. Not so long ago SSM had to face the role their chapel windows fill, as well as the other historical building (Shumway) needed attention. Trinity’s face of Christ is certainly one-of-a-kind. Was going to ask for the whole window, but in checking my files, I do have one. Originally the church had 44 stained glass windows. 7 donated windows survived the move. My love of the stained glass medium stems from my childhood. It’s a complex medium. I was blessed to see the Altenburg Dom and Cologne, Germany cathedral windows. Apparently the spread of Christianity in Europe, building churches, gave legs to the art form. We’re the richer for it. This is an amazing small sample of church windows we’re blessed to soak in. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, as always, for sharing information. I didn’t know the old Trinity church had 44 stained glass windows. That’s an incredible number.