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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.

Where applicable, references to Gospel passages have been noted. The story of Ephigenia, Hirtacus, and the martyr of Matthew can be found here.


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


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


St. Matthew Writes His Gospel.

Herod's Slaughter of
the  Innocents.

Matthew 2:16-23

Jesus Preaches in
the Temple.

Luke 2:46-47


Witch Doctors Use Poisonous Snakes
in an Attempt to Kill St. Matthew.

Christ Gives the
Keys to Peter.

Matthew 16:19-20

Christ Calms the

Matthew 8:23-27



St. Matthew Heals the Sick Son of a King.

Matthew 17:14-16

Christ Drives Out the
Sellers from the Temple.

Matthew 21:12-13

 Christ Raises Lazarus
from the Dead.

John 11:1-44


St. Matthew Places the Veil of
Virginity on Princess Ephigenia.

The Holy Family.

Matthew 2:19-23

St. John at the Jordan.

Matthew 3:13-16




Baptism of a King and the 
Royal Family by St. Matthew.

Christ’s Miracle
at Cana.

John 2:1-11

Beheading of
John the Baptist.

Matthew 14:1-12



Hirtacus’ Proposal of Marriage is Refused by
Princess Ephigenia Because of Her Vow of Chastity.

 Jesus in the
Garden of Gethsemane.

Matthew 26:36-46

Judas Kisses Christ.

Matthew 26:47-56




St. Matthew is Slain At Holy Mass
By Order of Hirtacus.

Christ before Pilate.

Matthew 27:11-54

Peter Denies Christ.

Matthew 26:33-35



Hirtacus Seeks Vengeance Against Princess Ephigenia.  He Orders Her Killed by Fire.
She is Saved by Faith.

Crowning of Thorns.

Matthew 27:27-29

Women at the Tomb.

Matthew 28:8