I'm back in Christ Church Cathedral today, which had a wide variety of stained glass windows.
It seems rare to me to see this shade of red outside these kind of windows.
The front of the church has a massive stained glass window added in 1982 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the congregation. This view was from the balcony, taking in most of it. Any further back and I would have gone over the side, and, well, that would have just been messy.
I wanted some closeup details of the window, which not only incorporates Biblical figures and symbols of the faith, but also Canadian figures of history, symbols of the country, and elements of nature. There's a rich contrast between the figures in the foreground below and some just behind them, who have more of a 19th century bearing about them.
The Canadian elements of the window really manifest themselves here, with our first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, at the heart of the flags of our founding peoples and below Parliament Hill. Canadian symbols and animals can be made out close by.
Again, a mixture of Canadiana and of the faith itself goes into this window. This stained glass is a marvelous design, rich with detail. And as I've been here before, there's always something new to be found in it.
Yet more to come from Doors Open.