The Crucifixion Window (1930)

Quick Facts

MEMORIAL TO: Adaline Amanda Russell Pratt (1834–1874)

GIVEN BY: Her husband, William Wallace Pratt, Sr. (1831–1907)

DESIGNED BY: James Humphries Hogan, R.D.I. (1883–1948)

FABRICATED BY: James Powell & Sons (Whitefriars), Ltd, London, England

INSTALLED: July 1930

DEDICATED: October 26, 1930

Symbolism

  • The green cross symbolizes perpetual hope. James Hogan broke with custom in designing this window with a green cross.
  • Mary shows bitter emotion, and her face is strained as she tries to hear any word that might come from the lips of her Son. Her robes, dark blue and red, signify great pain. John the Beloved’s cloak is also red.
  • Two angels hover above the cross in prayer. Their purple robes signify pain, sorrow, and mourning.

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