Window 55: Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel

Willet Studios, 1981
To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of Castle Whistler Zartman
Given by Margaret M. Zartman
Clerestory south tower

The archangel Gabriel is God’s messenger and appears in both the Old and New Testaments. He appears to Daniel (Daniel 8-9), to Zechariah and to Mary, foretelling the births of John the Baptist and Jesus (Luke 1:11-38). Although the trumpeter who announces the return of Jesus and the resurrection of the dead is not identified in the Bible, Gabriel is portrayed as this one in Byzantine art, Milton’s Paradise Lost, and Negro spirituals. He is shown here with a trumpet.