Window 41: Mary, Mother of Christ

Mary, Mother of Christ

Willet Studios, 1978-79
To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of Charles P.W. Sullivan, 1859-1946, and Sarah Elizabeth Garrison Sullivan, 1856-1940
Given by Dr. Charles McCreight
Clerestory, north wall

This window shows the iconic Madonna and child, Mary and the infant Jesus. As here, Mary is generally shown wearing blue garments.

The New Testament records many incidents from the life of Mary: her betrothal to Joseph, the Annunciation by the angel Gabriel that she was to bear the Messiah, her visit to Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, the Nativity of our Lord, the visits of the shepherds and the magi, the Presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple at the age of forty days, the flight into Egypt, the Passover visit to the Temple when Jesus was twelve, (Matthew 1:16,18-25; 2; Luke 1:26-56; 2); the wedding at Cana in Galilee and the performance of her Son’s first miracle at her intercession (John 2:1-11), the occasions when observers said, “How can this man be special? We know his family!” (Matthew 13:54-56 = Mark 6:1-3 = Luke 4:22; also John 6:42), an occasion when she came with others to see him while he was preaching (Matthew 12:46-50 = Mark 3:31-35 = Luke 8:19-21), her presence at the foot of the Cross, where Jesus commends her to the care of the Beloved Disciple (John 19:25-27), and her presence with the apostles in the upper room after the Ascension, waiting for the promised Spirit (Acts 1:14). She is thus seen to be present at most of the chief events of her Son’s life.