Window Nº12

Baptism Of Jesus By John The Baptist (Matthew 3:13-17)

Stained glass window situated in the nave of the Cathedral

John had been preaching about the need for repentance from sins. He baptized many people in the River Jordan, on their accepting their need for forgiveness. Jesus also approached him to be baptized and when he emerged from the water the Spirit of God descended on him in the form of a dove and a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him, I am well pleased.”

It is most likely that John would have been standing in the river and the people, including Jesus, would be baptized by being submerged in the water. In the window, it seems that John pours water over Jesus. John is carrying a cross as a symbol of how Jesus would die. The words “Ecce agnus dei” mean “Behold the Lamb of God” (John 1:29 y 36).

The window is surrounded by symbols of the Trinity.

No visible signature: possible attribution to Lavers & Westlake.


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