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
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.
- 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
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
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.