St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church - Table of Contents

Nave window by Willet Studios
St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church
51 Colonial Circle at Bidwell Pky. and Lafayette Ave.
Buffalo, New York
St. John's Grace Church - Official Website

Fabricator:

Willet Studios

Style:

Gothic Revival

Captions:

Rev. Peter Bridgford, "St. John's Grace Episcopal Church: A Guide to Some of the Memorials," 2000

"The Willet window happens to be the window I designed with the consent of Ed Robb, who gave it in memory of his wife, Bille.  She never had children but was dedicated to her nephews and nieces as well as children in general.  So this window was placed near the children's pulpit and over the door thru which our kids passed to and from church school." - Peter Bridgford

Stained Glass



Upper left panel: Twelve year old Jesus in the temple with the elders
Upper right panel: Abraham with his only son, Isaac, as they proceed to a presumed sacrifice of Isaac, Abraham's only son. 
Lower left panel: The boy Jesus with his parents Mary & Joseph as he is learning the trade of carpentry.  
Center right panel: Three strangers appearing to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, Genesis 18
Lower right panel: The young lad that gave his five barley loaves to Jesus for feeding of the 5000
Details below, starting in upper left:


Top half of the upper left scene   ...   Twelve year old Jesus in the temple with the elders. Behind Jesus are Mary & Joseph.   ...   Iconography in Art and Architecture:Jesus Found in the Temple



Lower half of the upper left scene   ...   Twelve year old Jesus in the temple with the elders. Behind Jesus are Mary & Joseph.   ...   Iconography in Art and Architecture:Jesus Found in the Temple



Lower left panel:  The boy Jesus with his parents Mary & Joseph as he is learning the trade of carpentry. Mary is sewing.



Upper right panel: Abraham with his only son, Isaac, as they proceed to a presumed sacrifice of Isaac, Abraham's only son.     ...   Iconography in Art and Architecture: Abraham



Center right panel:    ...   Three strangers appearing to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, Genesis 18. When told that Sarah, then 99 years old, would bear a son, Sarah laughs.  The artist has put a smile on her face. When the boy was born, they named him Isaac, which in Hebrew means, "He laughs."



Lower right panel: The young lad that gave his five barley loaves to Jesus for feeding of the 5000 in Matthew 14:13-21



Memorial window panel


Special thanks to Rector Philip W. Dougharty and former Rector Peter Bridgford for their assistance in 2009.
Special thanks to Rector Jon F. Lavelle for his cooperation in 2019.

Photos and their arrangement 2009 Chuck LaChiusa
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