When we partake of the sacrament, may we each make that an intense moment of reflection upon our covenants to follow the Savior. We all fall so short, but still He reaches out in mercy to us and urges us to always follow Him and remember Him.
The photographs are of the following works, in order:
1. Detail from "Traditio Legis (The Legal Tradition)" by F.X. Zettler of Munich, Germany, 1906. "Legal Tradition" refers to the founding of the Church as Christ gave Peter the keys of the kingdom.
2. "The Sacred Heart of Jesus: Vision of Saint Sister Margaret Mary" designed and fabricated by Tyrol Art Glass Co. in Innsbruck, Austria, around 1910. Sister Margaret Mary, born in Burgundy, France, reported having four visions of Jesus Christ between 1673 and 1675.
3. "Christ in Mandorla" by Charles J. Connick Associates, Boston, from the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Gary, Indiana, c. 1920. A mandorla is an almond or womb-shaped intersection of two circles representing heaven and earth in which Christ stands.
Other photographs are available in my photogallery for the Smith Museum of Stained Glass.