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Stained Glass

Upper Clerestory Windows

The upper clerestory windows depict the life of St. Matthew. The top portions of the windows are designed and constructed in the diptych style whereby pairs of windows tell a story when viewed together. The lower portions of each window illustrate important moments in the life of Jesus Christ.


1.

Christ Calls St. Matthew From
His Tax Collector’s Table.
Matthew 9:9

The Annunciation
Luke 1:26-38

The Birth of Christ
Matthew 1:18-25


2.

St. Matthew Has a Banquet for Christ.

Matthew 9:10-13

The Presentation of
the Magi. 

Luke 2:22-24

The Flight Into Egypt.


Matthew 2:13-23


3.

St. Matthew Writes His Gospel.  
Herod's Slaughter of the Innocents. /
Jesus Preaches in the Temple.


4.

Witch Doctors Use Poisonous Snakes
in an Attempt to Kill St. Matthew.
Christ Gives Keys to Peter. / Christ Calms the Storm.


5.

St. Matthew Heals the Sick Son of a King.
Christ Drives Out the Sellers from the Temple. /
 Christ Raises Lazarus from the Dead.


6.

St. Matthew Places the Veil of Virginity on Princess Ephigenia.
The Holy Family / St. John at the Jordan.

 


7.

Baptism of a King and the 
Royal Family by St. Matthew.
Christ’s Miracle at Cana. / Beheading of John the Baptist. 


8.

Irtacus’ Proposal of Marriage is Refused by Princess Ephigenia Because of Her Vow of Chastity.
 Jesus in the Garden of Olives. / Judas Kisses Christ.


9.

St. Matthew is Slain At Holy Mass
By Order of Irtacus .
Christ before Pilate. / Peter Denies Christ.


10.

Irtacus Seeks Vengeance Against Princess Ephigenia.
He Orders Her Killed by Fire. She is Saved by Faith.
Crowning of Thorns. / Women at the Tomb.