Saints around the Cross (Matthew 27:55-56, Mark 15:40-41 and John 19:25-27)
This stained glass window is situated on the southeast side of the nave.
Three of the gospels mention women gathered around the cross of Jesus. John´s gospel mentions three women standing nearby, all called Mary: Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene.
Mary the mother of Jesus is traditionally dressed in blue. The woman with long hair is probably Mary Magdalene.
John the disciple was also next to the cross and Saint John´s gospel tells how Jesus, on seeing his mother there with John, said to her “Woman, behold your son”, and to John “Behold your mother”.
We are told that from then on John took Mary into his home and cared for her.
Inscription: “In memory of Mary Schwager from her most loving and grateful son”.
No visible signature: possibly attributed to Lavers & Westlake.
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