The Life Of Saint Paul (part 1)
The three stained glass windows behind the altar describe the life of Saint Paul, patron of the Church, by means of some scenes that are described in the Acts of the Apostles. The Glass Stained Window Nº 1 is the centermost and highest one of all three windows.
The scene at the top of this window depicts Saint Paul leaning on a sword, symbolizing the way in which he dies, decapitated.
The second scene shows us the moment in which Paul, then known as Saul, is witness to the death of Stephen, stoned for being a follower of Jesus (Acts 7).
In the third scene, we see the moment when Saul becomes a Christian himself on the road to Damascus, after hearing God´s voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” (Acts 9:1-7).
In the last scene, Saul, having taken the name Paul after his conversion to Christianity, preaches in Damascus (Acts 9:20).
The stained glass window is signed by Lavers & Westlake, 1883.
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