Window 57: St. Christopher

St. Christopher

George L. Payne, 1956-57
To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of Mary Pickard Ogburn, 1902-1956,
Given by her husband and son
Above stairwell outside baptistry

St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers. Possibly a third century martyr, according to legend, he carried a child across a river; the child later revealed himself as Christ. Although he is one of the most popular saints, and many churches are named for him, he is not recognized officially in the Episcopal Church.