All Saints Episcopal Church
213 Madison Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701-3316

Come Unto Me

read aloud

  Israel shall blossom and bud and fill the face of the world with fruit.
(KJV) Isaiah 27:6

[July 21, 1862 - March 24, 1866]
(NY Times reference)
I am the true vine and My Father is the husbandman.
(KJV) John 15:1

symbolism in the center window


symbolism in the side windows

  Α   ω   the first & last letters of the Greek alphabet; from the beginning to the end; everlasting  
  quatrefoils   four-lobed shapes for the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke & John); the four cardinal virtues (temperance, justice, prudence & fortitude - St Ambrose, late 300s)  
  empty cross   our risen Lord, Jesus  
  left, wisteria
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  welcoming / enduring welcome  
  right, grape vine
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  the presence of Jesus;
"I am the vine," (KJV, John 15:5)
the abundance of God's kingdom

Mrs. Mary Carter-Kingdon had three daughters: Catherine Mary Kingdon; Edith Maughan (Mary) Kingdon, the wife of George Jay Gould I; and Emily Margaret Kingdon. These windows were given in 1896, in memory of her first daughter, Catherine Mary. The center window was an Easter gift and the two side windows were a Thanksgiving gift.

"Come Unto Me", a.k.a. "Christ Blessing the Child (Children)", was a theme that Tiffany Glass Decorating Co. used in many commissions. Frederick Wilson (please click) designed the central panel. The flanking panels can be attributed to Agnes Northrop, who is credited with creating most of the Tiffany's windows that featured a floral design.

please note the use of "Drapery Glass" in the center panel
distinctive of the L.C. Tiffany Studios