We are very proud of our beautiful stained glass windows at Lutheran Church of the Incarnation! The segmented window is set in the rear of our sanctuary, between the sets of organ pipes. The Rose Window is behind and above the altar.
The Rose Window at Incarnation, in contemporary stained glass, features the Cross¸ the Vine, bunches of Grapes, and shafts of Wheat.
The Greek Cross, in which the horizontal line bisects the vertical, is the pre-eminent symbol of the Christian faith, recalling the redemption of mankind through the death of Christ and His resurrection.
The Vine is the symbol of Christ who said, “I am the true Vine and my father is the gardener’ (John 15:1). Its flowering and fruitful branches represent the faithful of the Church of God, because Jesus went on, “He breaks off every branch in me that does not bear fruit, so that it will be clean and bear more fruit.” (John 15:2)
A bunch of Grapes symbolizes the wine of the Eucharist, the blood of Christ, the true vine.
Wheat symbolizes the earth’s plenty and when shown in conjunction with thewine or grapes, it represents the bread of the Eucharist.
The Eucharist, from the Greek word eucharistein, “to give thanks”, is also the central act of worship and a sacrament of the Christian Church, also known as Holy Communion or the Last Supper.
The Rose Window and segmented window were designed and fabricated in 1982 and were installed the week before dedication of the church building on December 12, 1982. The Rose Window measures ten feet in diameter. The stained glass was built in four quarter sections each weighing nearly 100 pounds. The glass contained in the windows was fabricated from both French and German sheet glass and hand-rolled Chicago glass.
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