Circular Stained Glass Window

The following is a description (printed in the February 1982 issue of The Royal Banner) of the stained glass window that was originally within the brick wall behind the altar. In January of 1999, it was moved to the wall facing the front parking lot.

The four Lordships of Christ are depicted. The earth seen at the bottom shows the power of Christ the Lord over good and evil, as described in Matt. 16:18 and 19. The scepter represents the Lord’s power of forgiveness, as we read in the 45th chapter of Psalms, which says, “Your divine throne endures forever and ever. Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity.” The Scripture of the Book is a reminder of the Lord’s power over the preaching of the Word. In Matt. 21, beginning with the 42nd verse, “Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures: ‘The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?’” The throne is the power over the Church as we read in Acts 2:30, “… God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his (David’s) descendents upon His throne …”

In the window you will notice that Christ the Lord’s feet are placed firmly on the planet earth, which is surrounded by the blue sky and stars. Isaiah 66:1 assures us that; “Heaven is my throne and earth is my footstool.”

Father Methodius of the Monastery of the Holy Ghost has created this original work of art especially for Christ the Lord. This year marks his 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood and his work in stained glass. He was born in Detroit, educated in Catholic schools through high school. Spent two years in the Marines and then attended Catholic University where he studied architecture. He entered the Monastery at Conyers in 1949. Our dedication day, February 14, is the father’s feast day of Sts. Cyril and Methodius who brought Christianity to Eastern Europe in the ninth century.