Project Description

Theme: THE RISEN CHRIST

Scripture: Matthew 27:51, Hebrews 10:19-20.

Features: A vision of ascension, this window declares that in Christ’s triumph, the curtain between holiness and humanity has been opened. Rose-colored rays halo the figure that is framed in a sky of stars and clouds. The faces of the disciples below show the variety of emotions evoked by the Resurrection: joy, disbelief, fear, and wonder. The cup (above) and the cross (below) represent the suffering of Christ. The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet preside over the window proclaiming that the gracious purposes of God revealed in Jesus Christ belong to both ends of history, its creation and its destiny. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” (Revelation 22:13) Alpha relates to a pair of compasses, an attribute of God the Creator; omega is similar to a torch, the fire of apocalyptic destruction.

Dedication: Gift in memory of Edwin T. Earl on January 2, 1919. He was the inventor of the refrigerated railroad car and publisher of the Los Angeles Express newspaper.