Stained Glass Windows

In June, 2016, MSUS will celebrate its 50th Anniversary. This article focuses on the church's Stained Glass Windows.

MSUS purchased a small Episcopal church – now our sanctuary – in 1966. Of course it had stained glass windows depicting common Christian symbols. But now, one is different. Which one and why?

50th Anniversary Trivia !!

TRIVIA QUESTION!! Which window is different and why?

BONUS QUESTION!! What was the design of the original window?

ANOTHER BONUS QUESTION!! What are the other symbols in the church windows?

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50th Anniversary Trivia Answers

TRIVIA QUESTION!! Which window is different and why?

The center of the stained glass window on the left of the sanctuary platform depicts a UU chalice.  Gun shots damaged the original center glass enough that it could not be repaired, nor could the antique glass be matched.  The UU chalice, in the form then widely in use by many UU churches, was copied by a commercial glass artist and inserted into the framing.  The chalice is similar to the one on the hymnals and the collection envelopes.  The replacement design was suggested by Bob Hughes.   Plastic storm windows were installed over all the windows to prevent other damage to the irreplaceable glass.

BONUS QUESTION!! What was the design of the original window?

 

The original window featured a lamb carrying a cross over its shoulder.

 

ANOTHER BONUS QUESTION!! What are the other symbols in the church windows?

Anchor, cross, book, crown, dove, golden heart, lily