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Window 12 – Pentecost

Pentecost is celebrated fifty days after Easter Sunday, (seven weeks), hence its name. In the New Testament, Pentecost was the occasion of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, as described in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1–31. and therefore in the Christian liturgical year, it became a feast commemorating this occasion. For this reason, Pentecost is described by some Christians as the “Birthday of the Church”.


St. Mary, the Apostles



Wheat: bountifulness; thanksgiving when displayed in a sheaf; the Eucharist when combined grapes

Seven Tongues of Flame: the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit as given in Isaiah 11:2-3:

  • Wisdom
  • Understanding
  • Counsel
  • Fortitude
  • Knowledge
  • True Godliness
  • Fear of the Lord

Descending Dove

Clerestory Window


Three Tongues of Flame


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