Stained Glass Windows From Our Sanctuary

FullSizeRender (7)“Storied windows, richly dight, Casting a dimm religious light.” The Community Reformed Church at Manhasset is blessed with its stained glass towering above for all to see. Their colored glow has given countless people the feeling of reverence and awe. Many biblical scenes are depicted with accompanying symbolism. Here you may use your imagination to envision Jesus at the seashore gesturing to Peter and Andrew. Look at the window long enough and you might even hear him say, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). Or, look up at the Moses window as he makes his way down the mountain. You can almost hear him thunder his imprecations to his older brother Aaron for the people’s transgressions (Exodus 19-20). Take some time to silently pray and gaze upon the Gethsemane window. There we are confronted with Christ’s anguish as he sweats drops of blood while the disciples sleep (Luke 22:44-45). Below are some of our stained glass windows from the sanctuary. Why not stop by and experience our windows in person? You’ll be glad you did! The sanctuary is a wonderful place to meditate, pray and appreciate the beauty of these “storied windows.” Join us on Sundays for worship, or make an appointment for a conducted tour. For more information, please contact the church office – 516.627.3494.

But let my due feet never fail
To walk the studious Cloysters pale,
And love the high embowed Roof
With antick Pillars massy proof,
And storied Windows richly dight,
Casting a dimm religious light.
There let the pealing Organ blow
To the full voic’d Quire below,
In service high, and Anthems cleer
As may with sweetness, through mine ear
Dissolve me into extasies,
And bring all Heav’n before mine eyes.
 
John Milton – Il Penseroso (The Serious Man), ca. 1631 a vision of poetic melancholy that ends with the speaker’s desire to be given a revelation of divine knowledge that will enhance and inspire his poetry
The praying angel is often used to identify the writer of the first gospel in the New Testament, Matthew.
The Apostle Matthew, the former tax collector, with book and money bag. His was a life completely transformed by the love of God.
Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River.  “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17).
“Then there were brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray” (Matthew 19:13).
The prophet Daniel (Hebrew “God is my Judge”), remained true to the God of Israel despite enormous pressure by authorities to devout his worship elsewhere.
The prophet Isaiah, called by some “the noblest of the prophets.
The prophet Jeremiah, known chiefly (and unfairly) as the “weeping prophet,” also wrote Lamentations.
The prophet Ezekiel, who brought to his people hope of a return to their homeland and restoration of the temple.

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