The East Window in St Mary's Church

The Nine Scenes Shown In The East Window

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    Left Women Return to Tomb (Mark 16 v1) Three ladies (Mary Magdalene, Mary mother of James, Salome) all have ointment in different containers with a young man in white outside the tomb. The tomb entrance is amid flowers and trees. Centre Mary meets Jesus (Mark 16 v9) Depicts Mary Magdalene meeting the risen Jesus. This appears to be a different lady from the first window. The entrance to the garden in front of a lychgate with a path continuing through and over the hills to the setting sun. Right Ascension There are nine people in this scene; five on the left, four on the right. Only the legs and feet of Jesus are visible with his footprints left on the grass.
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    Left Jesus falls under the cross. Soldiers with flag standards or penants are carrying axes near the Prison Gate. A rope is attached to Jesus who is bowed beneath the weight of the cross. In the bottom right-hand corner is a dog or cat. Middle Crucifixion (Luke 23 v33) Three women and John are standing at the foot of the cross with INRI (Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum - Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews) above. The skull of Adam is in the centre front. Right Burial of Jesus (Luke 23 v53) The tomb is like a stone coffin with white bands of linen cloth. Bottom left is the crown of thorns on the ground. Attending are Joseph of Arimathea, James and John, and three ladies with two men.
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    Left The Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22 v42) Jesus is praying to God; shown here in a half circle holding a cup. James, John and Peter are asleep. Peter has the keys of heaven at his waist. The moon can be seen in the sky. Middle Peter's Denial (Luke 22 v61) Two guards and a maid or manservant are standing on cobble stones questioning Peter. Jesus is looking on. The cock is in centre front. Right Jesus Before Pilate (Luke 23 v44) The rope is still attached to Jesus' waist. Pilate sits on an ornate throne with a patterned carpet. The crown of thorns is on Jesus' head.
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