Saturday, August 16, 2008

Photo Hunt 123 - Colorful - Post 57


Colorful Stained Glass


This is my first Photo Hunt post. I've been enjoying this weekly meme for some time, and decided to play along. This stained glass window is one of eight in the nave of my church. The designs in the windows represent the Sacramental Rites of our denomination. This one represents the Sacramental Rite of Ordination.
Edited 8/18/08 - I'm crazy as a betsy-bug! I counted the windows in the nave this morning, and there are only six (6). There are seven Sacramental Rites in our denomination; Baptism, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation, Ordination, Marriage, Reconciliation of a Penitent, and Unction. Five of these are represented singularly in separate windows. The sixth and seventh, Reconciliation of a Penitent and Unction, are combined in the sixth window. One of these days, I'll post photos of the other ones.

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18 comments:

Mrs Mecomber said...

What a beautiful photo! The colors are exquisite.

I also did Photo Hunt. Come share your link! :) http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-colorful/

Powell River Books said...

I love stained glass. Your's lets all the light shine through. For my contribution, I chose colourful flags flying on a Coastal BC ferry. I invite you to come see. -- Margy

Angie said...

I love stained glass. That's one of the simple reasons I would go to church --- I wonder how much work it is for those who make them. Colorful indeed. See mine.

Peggy said...

What a beautiful window! I love stained glass.

RJ Flamingo said...

I've always loved the way stained glass receives the light. Really lovely!

Drop by, won't you? http://flamingofotos.blogspot.com

Cheers!

storyteller said...

Welcome to Photo Hunt! This is a lovely 1st entry. I’ve been participating for a few months now and I enjoyed the COLORFUL theme so much this week that I participated twice: once this morning at SacredRuminations and the other at Small Reflections ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Marta said...

Welcome to PhotoHunt. Excellent job on your first post. It is a lovely photo. It must add a very peaceful and reflective mood to your church.

Thanks for stopping.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That's very beautiful, Pat. I love the symbolism.

kaycee said...

Welcome to Photo Hunt, and what a way to start. Lovely colors! I love stained glass, they're one of the things I always check out when I go to a church for the first time! =D

Tricia said...

That's lovely. I really like stained glass windows. They're true pieces of art, aren't they?

rhymeswithplague said...

Well, the colors are absolutely gorgeous! But pleaseexplain to me just how it represents the sacraments of your denomination, by which I presume you mean baptism and the eucharist. Are there others your church observes? And where are they exactly in the window?

I'm not trying to be rude; I truly would like to know.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Rhymeswithplague, I *should* have said that the windows represent "Sacramental Rites" (and I'll edit the post.) This particular window represents the Sacramental Rite of Ordination. Others are Holy Baptism, The Holy Eucharist, Marriage, Confirmation, Reconciliation of a Penitent, and Unction. Hmmm.. .that's only seven, and there are eight windows. I have more research to do. Thanks for your inquiry; I *know* you are not being rude, my friend. Questions help keep me on the right track. Thanks.

Sue said...

Great first photo hunt. Love the beautiful colors on the stained glass window. Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Aileni said...

A beautiful and simple symbolic design.

mirage2g said...

A colorful "view" before actually seeing whats outside lol. Have a colorful week!

afeatheradrift said...

Oh boy Pat, get me started on another one will ya? LOL. I'll follow the link. Just had to tell you how much I loved stained glass. I love the old churches best. Alas mine has the more modern stuff, but hey I still like it at least.! I'm not sure I can participate, living out in the boonies like we do, but I'll see if I can!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Att'n: rhymeswithplague. I edited the post, again, after walking down the side aisles of the church this morning and counting the windows.

Nancy said...

Making stained glass is such a wonderful art! These are just so beautiful!!!

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