Saturday, June 23, 2018


Picking up where I left off yesterday, this is the stained glass window hanging over the east end of Knox Presbyterian, above the altar. Its theme is the early life of Christ, and its glass contains religious symbols tied to the New Testament. Scottish artist William Wilson designed this window, which was installed in 1955.

The stained glass window on the west end of the church looms over the balcony area. It was installed in 1968, and again designed by Wilson. He dictated its design to aides- at this point in his life he had lost his vision. It takes as its theme the Book of Revelations- the Holy Trinity can be seen on it, as well as the Four Horsemen at the right.

Here we have the view from the balcony down onto the sanctuary below.  The church is named for John Knox, as is so often the case with Presbyterian churches, as he founded the church as a Protestant reformer in Scotland.

There is a small sitting area off the balcony near the staircases to descend down to ground level.

And I finish with a last view of the sanctuary.


  1. Beautiful windows and arches!

  2. Fabulous sight those windows are William. You took lovely photos of them.

  3. I always like stained glass windows, they are beautiful.

  4. Imagine having the job of stained-glass window designer. Heartbreaking that he lost his sight-- but how amazing that he was still able to make the second window without it.

  5. ...gorgeous windows, thanks for showing.

  6. That blue stained glass window is spectacular.

  7. Beautiful stained glass windows and I like the overview from the balcony.

  8. It's very beautiful indeed. I wonder if he lost his sight through macular degeneration, like me. If so, at least he could get up close and see the outlines of his wonderful work. Thank you for the tour, William. :-)

  9. Hello, I love the beautiful stained glass windows. Lovely images. Enjoy your weekend!

  10. those windows ... wow wee, just amazing!! so gorgeous. those colors. ( ;

  11. Awesome stained glass to go along with this beautiful building.

  12. @Linda: I agree!

    @Denise: thank you.

    @Marianne: I enjoy seeing stained glass too.

    @Sandi: he must have had a vivid vision in his mind to work from.

    @Tom: you're welcome.

    @Marie: it is indeed.

    @Jan: so do I.

    @Nancy: definitely!

    @DJan: however it happened, it didn't stop him from creating this second one.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Beth: I agree.

    @Red: that's true!

  13. Beautifully designed church and wonderful arches and stain glass windows ~ neat photos!

    Happy Weekend,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. Beautiful interior and the stained glass windows are gorgeous.

  15. Beautiful church. The stained glass windows are awesome!

  16. @Sharon: that it is.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @RedPat: it certainly is.

    @Bill: that they are.

    @Betty: I love stained glass.

  17. What a splendid church.
    Have a nice Sunday
    Many greetings
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

  18. What gorgeous examples of stained glass. Thanks, William.

  19. I was quite taken by the first few photo and then saw the interior shots of this wonderful church. The balcony shots provided a good overview, William.

  20. I love all those arches. And the stained glass! So detailed and fine!

  21. The stained glass is wonderful and I like your photos taken from the balcony:)

  22. Gosh those tall arches are too fabulous William, the stained glass windows are gorgeous ✨

  23. You know how I like stained glass windows ! Fabulous !

  24. Splendid, william. Wonderful glass. The lighting in that photo from the balcony is particularly lovely.

  25. I never ever tire of seeing stained glass windows …
    These are beautiful.

    All the best Jan

  26. Wonderful shots with beautiful light.

  27. @Maria: thank you!

    @Mari: you're welcome.

    @Beatrice: it does!

    @Kay: the stained glass is a wonder.

    @Rosie: thank you.

    @Grace: they are!

    @Karl: I love it too.

    @Cloudia: definitely!

    @Jeanie: I think so!

    @Jan: I enjoy stained glass.

    @Klara: thanks!