Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd - Table of Contents

The Good Shepherd
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
96 Jewett Pkwy. at Summit, Buffalo, NY
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd - Official Website



Design and fabrication:

Tiffany Glass Company


Iconography: Christ as Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd Bible verses:

Psalm 23 (online Dec. 2021)

Memorial window:

Elam R. Jewett

Tiffany Studios was hired to make the windows. Tiffany personally designed the 1888 Good Shepherd window showing Jesus with a spider web design haloing his head to indicate God in nature. This window became a memorial to the parish founder, Elam R. Jewett, given by his nephews and nieces.

The center panel represents the Good Shepherd carrying two lambs, and with His flock around Him; the side lights are vine tracery with grapes and birds in the richest colors in conventional designs. The head, hair and neck of the figure, delicate in coloring and an exquisite example of portraiture are all on one section of glass.

The two side windows are filled with a convention grape vine design, glowing with jewels and rich color.

2009 Photos

Nave and chancel

Chancel triplet window: Christ as Good Shepherd, by
Tiffany Glass Company   ...   Iconography:  Christ as Good Shepherd   ...   Opalescent glass

Center panel   ...   Details below:

Center panel -  Yellow nuggets  above  ripple glass  ...   Spider web halo

Center panel -  Note upper right branches and leaves - detailed below:

Center panel -  Some mottled glass

Center panel -  Nuggets:  Glass chunks broken from slab glass with a chipping hammer

Center panel -  Sheep's face and Christ's foot are hand painted   ...   Bottom:  Ripple glass 

Center panel -    Elam R. Jewett/Willow Lawn   ...   Two details below:

Center panel -  Detail #1

Center panel -  Detail #2

Side panels

Right panel: convention grape vine design, glowing with jewels and rich color   ...   Iconography in Art and Architecture: Grapes

Special thanks to Rev. David Selzer, rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, for his cooperation,
and to Sexton Kevin Rung and Janice Beam for their cooperation in 2009

Photos and their arrangement 2009 Chuck LaChiusa
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