Introduction to the Flower Alcove Windows
11/12 - The Lord’s Prayer (double window) - Howard Kenneth Kelley
11/12 - The Lord’s Prayer / Lord Teach Us to Pray
13 - Come Let Us Sing unto the Lord
Introduction to the Flower Alcove Windows -
The Flower Alcove is at the top of the stairs leading from the Narthex down to Jatho Hall. It is also called the Bride's Room as brides can do their final primping here and it also looks out into the Bride's Garden. The windows consist of two that are side-by-side treated together (#11-12) and a separte window (#13). Looking east from the Flower Alcove the windows have the following orientation.
11/12 - LORD’S PRAYER / LORD TEACH US TO PRAY
Neo-classical. Painted glass. Lighter colors, less intricate glass work.
o Father in Heaven-evokes creation, Word of God, relationship btw Father, Son and us.
o Jesus in white, symbol of purity/ red-spirit, traditional symbols of Jesus.
o Representations of daily bread, falling into temptation/evil.
o Shepherds, kingdom.
Techniques: 12 disciples to one side and below highlight Jesus as focus
Note: Text is the Lord's Prayer from 1928 Book of Common Prayer without the doxology: "Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not inito temptation, but deliver us from evil."
Dedication: To the Glory of God. In loving memory of Howard Kenneth Kelley, dutiful son, devoted husband and father, city commissioner 1949-53, mayor of the city of Royal Oak 1955-59, faithful member of St. John's Church.
Note: For a larger image click-on The Lord's Prayer.
13 - COME LET US SING UNTO THE LORD
The words come from Psalm 95: 1-2. "
"Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation."
We also use a version of the psalm in our worship service
Neo-classical in design, but with a modern subject. Woman and children going to church, which is clearly St. John’s.
Note: Text is: "Come let us sing unto the Lord and show ourselves glad in Him with psalms."
Dedication: Given in Thankfullness To God For the Life of Helen Dundas Maclean by Her Family and Friends. (see larger image of dedication below).
Note: For larger image of click-on Come Let Us Sing.
11/12 - LORD’S PRAYER / LORD TEACH US TO PRAY (larger image).
13 - COME LET US SING UNTO THE LORD (larger image).