Church of the Ascension Symbolism in the Stained Glass Windows
When Jayden Kurtz looks at the stained glass windows in the Church of the Ascension, they remind her of stories from the Bible. Like other children in the church, Jayden has spent time studying the symbolism in the windows and through them, learning the stories of the nativity, the crucifixion, the ascension and other events in the life of Jesus. Throughout its more than 185 year history, art has been an important part of worship at Ascension. The windows are so important to the church that in the early 2000’s they undertook a massive restoration project. Each window was removed, cleaned, re-leaded, and re-installed. The results were spectacular, the colors so bright that they looked like different windows. Considered an architectural gem, the windows are not the only place to find symbols and stories in this Gothic Revival church. Women in the church have created intricate needlework designs on the altar kneelers that reflect the symbols found in the windows.
By The Children at Ascension: Jayden-My Window
Read more about the symbols in the stained glass windows here.