Westwood First Presbyterian Church

Growing in Christ   

The Stained Glass Windows

The following presentation is made in picture and word of the religious art and symbolism found in the Sanctuary of the Westwood First Presbyterian Church. As an inspiration to worship, the windows convey the beauty of art and the wonder of faith in the life of Jesus. The chancel picture window was created by G. C. Riordan and Company of Cincinnati. The Tyrolese Art Glass Company of Innsbruck, Austria produced the stained glass artwork along the sides and back of the Nave. All of the pictures portrayed are reproductions of the works by the great masters of the world. Our windows were given in memory of loved ones.

Front Window - Let the children come to me, and so not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God.  Luke 18 Click on image to enlarge.
The Annunciation to Mary - Raphael - "And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall his name Jesus." Luke 1 The Nativity - da Pante - "And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger..." Luke 2 The Annunciation to the Shepherds - Corregio - "For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord." Luke 2 The Visit to the Magi - Fiesole - And going into the house they saw the child...Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts... Matt. 2
Christ in the Temple - Leonardo - After three days they found him in the temple...and all who heard him were amazed... Luke 2 Jesus at Nazareth - Raphael - ..."Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things...Mary has chosen the good portion"... Luke 10 Baptism of Jesus - Michelangelo - ...and lo,  a voice from heaven saying, "This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased." Matt. 3 Jesus at Bethany - del Piombo - Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and annointed the feet of Jesus... John 12
Temptation of Jesus - Botticelli - ..."Begone Satan! forit is written,  'You shall worship the Lord your God and him only you serve'." Matt. 4 Marriage at Cana - da Volteria- When the wine failed, Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water."...This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana... John 2 Feeding the Multitudes - Murillo-Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distrubted them...as much s they wanted.  John 6 Stilling the Tempest - Dubufe - And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?..."What sort of man is this..."  Matt. 8
The Last Supper - Roselli - ...Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it ...he ook a cup... this my blood of the covenant... Matt.26 Gethsemane - Hoffman - "...Father, if thou art willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done."  Luke 22 Road to Calvary - Raphael - ...they seized one Simon of Cyrene...and laid on him the cross...And there followed him a great multitude of the people...Luke 23 The Crucifixion - Raphael - When Jesus saw his mother..he said.."Women, behold you son!".."Behold your mother!"... John 19
Descent from the Cross - Perugino - Then he took (Jesus) down and wrapped (him) in a linen shroud, and laid him in a rock-hewn tomb... Luke 23 The Resurrection - Titian - ...an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and rolled back the stone..."Do not be afraid; He has risen." Matt. 28 The Road to Emmaus - Titian - they drew near to the village..they constrained him saying, "Stay with us"..and their eyes were opened and they recognized him. Luke 24 The Ascension - Rembrandt - So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. Mark 16

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