How many times have you looked at the stained glass windows and wondered what the symbols in these windows mean?
What can we find in these windows? Through these windows we find the basics of our Catholic faith – the articles of Catholic faith. This list of twelve articles mirrors the Apostles’ Creed, a prayer that sets our Catholic tenets. After reading the explanation of the window below, see if you can find the window described in the explanation.
Article 1 / Window One: “I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth” is the first affirmation of the Apostle’s Creed and the most fundamental item. This article speaks of man and the world in relation to God.
Hand Of God – God reveals His name by handing it down to become more accessible, intimate, and personnel.
Sun & Sky/Green Land & Blue Sea – God created the heavens (Sun & Sky) and the earth (Green Land & Blue Sea). The creation is the culmination of “all God’s saving plans” and the “beginning of the history of salvation” that culminates in Christ (#280 – Catechism of the Catholic Church). “The earth” is the world of men, while “the heavens” represents eschatological glory (the Father in heaven and the saints and angels that surround God).
Trinity/Triangle – The faith of all Christians rests on the Trinity. God revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.