The Tower Door Lunette Window (1945)

Quick Facts

MEMORIAL TO: Ada Martha Greenwood MacLaughlin (1860–1935)

GIVEN BY: Her sons, Thomas (1896–1990) and William Henry (1896–1972)

DESIGNED BY: Charles J. Connick (1875–1945)

FABRICATED BY: Charles J. Connick Studios, Boston, Massachusetts

INSTALLED: December, 1945

DEDICATED: December 30, 1945

Symbolism

  • The pomegranate, at the center of this window, is the medieval symbol of resurrection. It is also a symbol of righteousness, as it is mentioned several times in the Old Testament.
  • The trefoil-type pattern around the center medallion contains symbols of the Trinity.
  • The fleur-de-lis “crowning” the pomegranate represents the lily: a symbol of purity, the Virgin Mary, and the Holy Trinity.
  • This window illustrates the name of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. The fleur-de-lis is a representation that divine grace proceeds from the Holy Trinity.
  • The outside border shows seven angels holding bright red flames, symbolizing the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • Inscribed in the window is I John 1:7, which reads, “If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another.”

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