Sunday, April 04, 2010

Joyeuses Pâques!, ¡Felices Pascuas!, Χριστός ανέστη! Αληθώς ανέστη!


Ascension
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This is one of the beautiful stained glass windows of Seattle's 103 year old St. James Cathedral on First Hill. It is by by famed American glass artist Charles Connick and was added during renovations after snow caused the collapse of the cathedral's original dome (1916-17). The center motif portrays the resurrected Christ and the writing is a latin rendition of Psalm 118:24, "This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." This year Passover, Orthodox Easter, and Easter observance for the rest of the Christian church all fall on the same week, an unusual occurrence. Wishing all who are celebrating this Easter Sunday much joy with family and friends.

10 comments:

Thib said...

Joyeuses Pâques, Kim!

cieldequimper said...

It is beautiful, I like the composition with the cross just visible. Joyeuses Pâques, Kim!

Birdman said...

Amazing glassworks here. Great Easter post.

Kate said...

Kim, this is a most appropriate selection for the day, and I appreciated the comment about the calendar of the three religions. The quote you mentioned is one that I try to remember on a daily basis; sometimes it's not easy to "rejoice in it," but it keeps me focused on the joys of life. Have a happy day!

lewi14 said...

Very impressive window, indeed. It's an adequate and dignified post for Easter. Greetings from Stuttgart.

Katie said...

Gorgeous window! The details are really stunning. Easter greetings from Berkeley!

Carolyn said...

Lovely post, Kim. Happy Easter and the return of Spring.

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed it is a beautiful window. «Louis», being fascinated with church architecture would like to see this church.

Mme la Vache et «Louis» wish you a Blessed Easter.

Kcalpesh said...

I can only sit and admire the details of this extremely creative art that you have captured so nicely!

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Neus said...

What a beautiful window!! Felices Pascuas Kim! Have a nice day!