The Nativity Window (1930)

Quick Facts

MEMORIAL TO: John Darwin Shepard Cook (1834–1909)

GIVEN BY: Three of his children, Harriett (1869–1933), George (1871–1945), and Philip (1875–1938)

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

  • As in the Annunciation window, Virgin Mary’s blue robe symbolizes heavenly contemplation.
  • James Hogan did not depict Joseph in this window.
  • The Christ Child bears a tri-radiant nimbus, signifying He is a member of the Trinity.
  • The lamb that has accompanied the shepherds to worship Jesus is symbolic of the Sacrificial Lamb.

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