Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Rainbow's End?

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*


Christ sitting on a rainbow
with the world crumbling apart
as his footstool
at the End of Days.

Detail of the Great West Window, St Mary's Church, Fairford.

"The Church of England parish church of Saint Mary is renowned for its complete set of medieval stained glass, stone carvings and misericords. Built in the early 1490s, the church is an example of late Perpendicular Gothic architecture that is characterised by slim stone window mullions and light but strong buttresses. The style enabled larger windows than previously, allowing much more light into the building. Grade 1 listed by English Heritage, St. Mary's is of national historical and architectural importance because it houses the most complete set of mediaeval stained glass windows in the country, attributed to Barnard Flower, and its structure and details remains unaltered since originally built."


This was a Roman Catholic Church
back in the late 15th
and early 16th Centuries,

so this medieval stained glass 
was Catholic too.  

 This is the full window and it may be 
that the top half was recreated after a
violent storm in the early 1700's.

Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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