I don’t know if this is supposed to be a representation of Christ or an Old Testament prophet. Jesus Christ is typically depicted with a triradiate nimbus; that is, a hallo that emits three rays from the top and sides. That being said, I think it a beautiful window and it makes me think of God. Isn’t that what it is supposed to do? This is the last of the stained glass windows that I photographed during my brief visit to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania in June.
All of the recent stained glass windows are from the same church- a Methodist Church, at that. Across the street from this temple is a Baptist Church and it too is adorned with lovely, representational stained glass windows. It has been my observation that most Protestant churches shy away from this kind of artwork. Most Baptist churches that I’ve visited, if they had stained glass, it was abstract.
Lewisburg is a small town in Central Pennsylvania. It is home to Bucknell University and a big, Federal prison. It is in the Susquehanna Valley and surrounded by dense, lush forests. While it is a bit remote, it is accessible from major highways and it is far from a cultural wasteland. They have an annual art fair to which much energy and attention is devoted. Besides the University, there is a large auditorium/concert hall nearby in the city of Williamsport. It is a charming place in the Amish heartland. It is definitely worth visiting.
13 thoughts on “Ludwig’s Monday Window Challenge: August 16, 2021”
Thank you very much! 😺
A really magnificent work of art. Such gorgeous detail. Thank you for sharing!
My pleasure, Ludwig! I need to find some more stained glass windows. There’s a synagog down the street with stained glass windows. That’s something I’ve never seen before. I have been telling myself to check it out from the interior for some time, but I’m afraid that the rabbi will think I’m some kind of a nut. LOL
Go for it, Russell. And tell the rabbi you have friends eagerly waiting to learn the story behind those windows.
It looks like Jesus with Mary and Martha, the sisters, one who worked to host and one who sat to listen. Beautiful photo of the window, Russell.
Thank you! I’d forgotten that story.
You are welcome, Russell. Beautiful photo of the window 😊
I always love stained glass windows. This one is just gorgeous! ❤️
Thank you! I’ve always loved stained glass too. It was the best thing about going to church. LOL