The Loire Windows
Our stained glass windows were created by Gabriel Loire at La Clarté studio, France. They are made in the dalle de verre (slab glass) technique that Loire used in creating church windows around the world. (Click here for more information about the artist and his work.)
The large window is titled "On the Dawn of the First Morning" following Matthew 28:1-10.
The small side windows each showcase a Christian symbol.
The Open Bible symbolizes the Word of God. The letters at the sides represent the Greek words for “Word” and “God.” The letters at the top and bottom are alpha and omega, the first and last words of the Greek alphabet, and refer to Christ as “the beginning and the ending” (Revelations 1:8)
The Burning Bush: In Exodus 3:2, Moses saw a bush that was burning, yet not consumed. The flames also remind us of the “tongues of flame” at Pentecost (Acts 2:3).
The Lighted Candle represents Christ as the Light of the world.
The Greek Cross: The Greek letters set into the quadrants of the cross abbreviate the phrase, “Christ has conquered.”
The Chalice symbolizes the Sacrament of Holy Communion. It is a symbol of Christ’s suffering. “Drink of it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:27-28)
The Dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit who descended upon Jesus at his baptism (Matthew 3:16-17). The dove descending also reminds us of Pentecost (Acts 2).
The Fish: The letters of the Greek word for fish abbreviate the phrase, “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior.” The fish was a secret sign among Christians during times of persecution.
The Lamb is a symbol of the sacrifice of Jesus. “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29)
The Lighted Lamp: “Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105)
The Ship symbolizes the Church, which carries us to salvation in Christ (I Peter 3:18 ff)