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The Windows of Christ Church, Millwood
by Jane Casper
To the right, in memory of Sally Page Nelson, is a charming vignette of Jesus as a small child sitting on his mother's lap as they read a book.
To the left, in memory of George Peyton Craighill, Rector 1943-49, is a scene of Jesus as the Good Shepherd.
On the left side wall, in memory of Alexis Sommaripa, is the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, with an angel on either side lifting her to heaven.
The Nave - Right Side
As one enters the nave, the first window on the right is in memory of Maria Frazer Daugherty. It is more modern in execution than are the others, but in keeping with the rest. The main motif is a large red cross to commemorate the work Mrs. Daugherty did for the Red Cross Association. The rest of the window has, intertwined, the symbols of the good works and interests of her life, including racial equality, farming, country life, music, the church. This is an interesting window to study, especially for those who remember Mrs. Daugherty.
The next window is in memory of the Burwells of Carter Hall. The main scenes here are from Luke 24. There is a blazen saying, "Dine with us for it is toward evening." On the third day after the crucifixion, Cleopas and another disciple are on the road to Emmaus, where they are joined by the resurrected Christ whom they do not recognize. They tell him all the news of the crucifixion, and when evening comes they invite him to eat with them, whereupon, as he breaks bread for them, he reveals himself to them. On the left we see them walking with Christ unrecognized, without a halo but showing stigmata; and on the right we see him breaking bread for them, now with a halo and without stigmata. On the rest of the window there are charming small cartouches of animals and farming activities.
Then comes the Gilpin window, which presumably was made by the same artists about the same time as the previous window, for it also has the same type of animals and farming scenes.
The main figures are Ruth, the Moabitess, and her monther-in-law, Naomi.
Below these are smaller scenes: Ruth gleaning in the field, and on the right, her marriage to Boaz.
Over the Baptismal Font is the Thomas Wilson Carter II window which has to do with water. On the upper left is the pool of Bethesda. The lame man with his crutch is lying beside the pool as Jesus performs the miracle of healing him. On the upper right we see Jesus changing the water into wine at the wedding feast at Cana. On the lower left is the Samaritan woman at the well with whom Jesus spoke and who recognized him as the Messiah. On the lower left is the Baptism of Christ by John the Baptist.
Nave Windows continued following the Alter description and photo below...
Above the altar is Jesus as a boy discoursing with the elders at the age of twelve in the temple at Jerusalem. "And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers."