WindowBuilding Name: St. John Cantius Catholic Church (closed 2007)
Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, over 2 vertical sections)
Subject/Title of Window: Nativity
Brief Description of Subject: The Nativity is the third of the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. The Nativity story is based on Luke 2: 1-20. Paraphrasing Luke -- the Holy Family has traveled to Bethlehem for the Census. An angel appears to shepherds in nearby fields and gives them the joyous news that a Savior has been born and they are to see him wrapped in cloths lying in a manger. A host of angels then proclaim the great doxology which begins in Latin "Gloria in Excelsis Deo". The shepherds go off to Bethlehem to see the Savior. The window depicts the shepherds viewing the Savior in a stable.
Description of Window: Top of window is a lamb carrying a cross and a victory banner with a cross. The lamb rests atop a bookmarked Bible. The lamb (Christ) carries a victory banner which symbolizes Christ's victory over death on the cross. The bookmarked Bible refers to the many verses in the Old Testament which reference a lamb (Christ) sacrificed for our sins. The scene below shows Mary sitting on a manger holding the Christ Child wrapped in cloths. Joseph is behind her and the shepherds and stable animals look on.
Inscriptions: Inscription: Ofiarowal Klub Mlodzienca. Translation from Polish: Donated by the Young Men's Club
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