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Building Name: Episcopal Church of the Mediator

Studio Name: Hector and Smith Glass

City: Harbert

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 2014

Subject/Title of Window: Christ the Mediator

Brief Description of Subject: Mandala, new moon, Mary, rising sun, chalice, wheat shafts, grapes, Chi Rho symbol, lily. Dominating the center of these two panels we see the golden flower in full bloom - an image of the truth unfolded in the Son of God. The complete cirlcle - the mandala - reflects the unity of the completeness of His truth. It appears like a sun burst behind the cross. Surrounding are images of the Christian story. Beginning in the lower left with the Advent, we see pictured the new moon and Mary, the mother of Christ, waiting in faith and devotion. Beneath the flower is the rising sun: the Son of God is born. The rays lead up and out into the flower. In the upper right corner is the chalice and the cross, wheat shafts and grapes, and the Chi Rho symbol. Out of the cross grows the lily forming a white cross, like trumpets proclaiming the joyful news of Easter. Above the golden flower, the Holy Spirit descends. The alpha and omega symbols are seen at the very bottom of the panels on either side of the manger shape with the rising sun. Christ the Mediator is the divine point in the center, bringing harmony and love out of all: perfect, contained and yet containing all: Each heart is beckoned by the golden flower within us.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 41"

Width: 60"

Type of Glass and Technique: Slab or Faceted Glass (Dalle de Verre)

Christ the Mediator
Christ the Mediator

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