Crucifixion

 

The center window of Jesus on the cross reminds us that God gave his son to die for us on the cross to forgive our sins. Above Jesus’ head is the sign INRI – “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.” At the sides of Jesus are a cross, a crown, and an Easter lily. At the foot of the cross is the Lamb of God with a victory banner. The lamb is lying on the scroll with the seven seals. The eight-pointed red star behind the lamb symbolizes mankind’s regeneration through Christian baptism.

The left window is the Mother Mary, who came to be with her son when he was crucified. Above her head is a Fleur-de-lis symbolizing purity. To the left is the star of Bethlehem. At her feet is a heart pierced with a sword as Simeon prophesied in Luke 2:33 that Mary, too, would experience agony.

On the right is John, who also was with Jesus at the cross. While he was there, Jesus asked him to take care of his mother, Mary. The eagle, John’s symbol, is above his head and a chalice and wafer at his feet, signifying how close John was to Jesus during his last days.

Beneath the three windows are the words: For thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory.

 
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