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Chapel Stained Glass

CONCERT SERIESMUSIC MINISTRY
ART PROGRAMSTHE ART OF TRINITYCROSSES OF TRINITY

St. Thomas

St. Simon

St. Peter

St. Bartholomew

St. Matthew

St. Philip

St. Paul

St. James
the Greater

St. Jude

St. Andrew

St. John

St. James
the Less
The stained glass windows in the transom above the chapel doors are the work of Trinity member Carolyn Jones and depict the symbols on the traditional emblems for the twelve apostles.

St. Thomas - The patron of builders.  He is said to have built a church with his own hands in East India.  The spear refers to the instrument of his martyrdom.  His emblem consists of a spear and a carpenter's square with silver head and tawny handle on a red field.

St. Simon - The companion of St. Jude on many missionary journeys.  St. Simon was known as a great fisher of men through the power of the Gospel.  His emblem consists of a gold book with white page edges and silver fish, all on a red field.

St. Peter - Because he felt unworthy to die as had Christ, St. Peter requested that his cross be inverted so that he might look Heavenward as he was crucified.  His emblem consists of silver keys to the Kingdom of Heaven on a red field.

St. Bartholomew - Armenia and India are believed to have been the areas of his missionary work.  He is said to have been flayed alive and crucified.  His emblem consists of a flaying knife with silver blades and gold handles and an open Bible, all on a red field.

St. Matthew - The money bags refer to the occupation of St. Matthew before he was called to follow Christ.  He was a tax collector known as Levi.  His emblem consists of silver money bags on a red field.

St. Philip - It was St. Philip that Christ addressed in his remark concerning the feeding of the multitude.  The roundels represent two loaves of bread.  His emblem consists of a gold cross and silver roundels, all on a red field.

St. Paul - The Apostle to the Gentiles.  St. Paul's symbol, as assigned by medieval heralds, is two swords crossed saltire-wise.  Equally suitable is the emblem shown.  His emblem consists of a white book opened to display the inscription "The Sword of the Spirit" in black with red upper case letters and a silver sword with gold hilt, all on a red field.

St. James the Greater - The patron of Spain and of pilgrims.  He is mentioned as the first of the disciples to go on a missionary journey.  The escallop shells refer to pilgrimage.  His emblem consists of three gold shells on a blue field.

St. Jude - The sailing vessel here represents the Church, which St. Jude (also known as Thaddeus or Lebbaeus) carried to many ports as he journeyed as a missionary.  His emblem consists of a gold ship with silver sails on a red field.

St. Andrew - The patron of Russia, Scotland and the Ecumenical Patriarchate.  According to tradition St. Andrew was crucified on an X shaped cross, know as a saltire, or St. Andrew cross, in Achaia.  His emblem consists of a silver saltire on a blue field.

St. John - This emblem of St. John, the "Beloved Apostle", refers to the legend of a poisoned chalice being offered to him in an attempt made on his life.  His emblem consists of a gold chalice and a silver serpent, all on a blue field.

St. James the Less - This symbol refers to the tradition that St. James was cast down from a pinnacle of the temple in Jerusalem, stoned and sawn asunder by the Jews.  His emblem consists of a saw with silver blade and gold handle, all on a red field.

 
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