The Chancel window, presented by Miss Anne C. McCormick in memory of Annie Criswell McCormick (Mrs. Henry B. McCormick), her mother, was designed by Harry Wright Goodhue and installed in 1926. In the center lancet, Christ is depicted in glory surrounded by seven doves symbolic of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord. He is flanked by angels of praise, the one to the left plaing a trumpet, the one to the right playing a harp. Below, extending across the three lancets of the window are eleven apostles, each holding his symbol. Paul, the right figure in the left lancet, takes the place of the traitor Judas.
Much white glass has been used as the only solution for an artificially lighted window. An interesting phenomenon occurred when, in the last renovation, the incandescent bulbs lighting the window were replaced with fluorescent tubes. With the installation of the “daylight” tubes, the window, in which reds and ambers had been prominent, began to radiate with beautiful hues of blue, green, and deep red.
ARCHITECTURAL AND STAINED GLASS WINDOW TOURS AVAILABLE To keep members and friends of Pine Street Church aware of our history, architectural heritage and of the Biblical foundation and symbolism found in our stained glass windows, Kenneth Hays will be offering private tours of the church. The Pine Street church’s current architecture dates to the 1920s. It was designed after the great Anglican Cathedrals of Europe by Ralph Adams Cram, the architect also responsible for the massive Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City and many other ecclesiastic buildings throughout the United States.
Our stained glass windows were designed and completed by some of the most notable glass artists of the Twentieth Century, including Charles J. Connick of Boston who also was responsible for the Rose Window at St John’s (America’s Largest), and Harry Wright Goodhue of New York.
These customized tours will be by appointment only for individuals, couples, families, and friends of all ages. The tours will be offered during weekday hours when the sanctuary is open and available, from 10 to 3. The length of each tour is flexible and will be determined to fit your request and needs. To schedule a tour please contact Ken Hays. His contact information is in the Church Directory located in the Member’s Section or you can call the Church Office.
Click on any of the stained glass images within the graphic to your left.