Church of the Ascension Paintings by Erika Kaiser
Erika Kaiser – Frankfort Featured in Flight into Egypt
Throughout its more than 185 year history, art has been an important part of worship at Ascension. A former pastor, popularly known as Father Chuck, approached Erika Kaiser, a landscape artist and church member, about creating a painting for the sanctuary. At first Kaiser was nervous about attempting a liturgical painting, but with some encouragement she undertook it. They decided on the theme of the flight of Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus into Egypt to escape the slaughter of infants ordered by King Herod. The background of the painting depicts the City of Frankfort. With the successful completion of this painting, Kaiser undertook her second painting for the church, the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
Read more about the symbols in the stained glass windows here.