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Stained Glass of St. Elizabeth

Stained Glass Depictions

Since the medieval times, stained glass windows were placed in the Church to depict Biblical events or to show lessons in the Bible. The stained glass in St. Elizabeth Church represents the Corporal Works of Mercy, the Spiritual Works of Mercy, and the 7 Sacraments. Look around the Church to see how these ideas are shown in the windows.

The Corporal Works of Mercy are shown on the Fullerton Side of the Church.

Inside the Church, you will see:

To Bury the Dead - Stained Glass emergency exit upper transom (coffin)

To Visit the Sick - Stained Glass emergency exit lower transom (flowers)

To Shelter the Homeless - Stained Glass emergency exit right door

In the vestibule:

To Feed the Hungry - Vestibule transom

To Clothe the Naked - Vestibule frosted door (left)

To Give Drink to the Thirsty - Vestibule frosted door (right)

The Spiritual Works of Mercy are on the Pershing Blvd Side of the Church

Inside the Church, you will see:

To Instruct the Ignorant - Stained Glass emergency exit upper transom

To Counsel the Doubtful - Stained Glass emergency exit lower transom (St. Thomas symbol and hand pointing to Jerusalem cross)

To Admonish Sinners - Stained Glass emergency exit left door (St. Michael the Archangel sword and scales - battle evil (Satan,), bring men's souls to judgement)

To Comfort the Sorrowful - Stained Glass emergency exit right door (IHS and cross)

In the vestibule:

To Bear Wrongs Patiently - Vestibule transom (ox is a symbol of strength and patience, olive branch is a symbol of peace)

To Forgive All Injuries - Vestibule frosted door left (Oak-endurance, especially in the face of persecution; crown of thorns, reminds us of the soldiers' mockery of Christ; and Chi Rho, monogram of Christ)

to Pray for the Living and the Dead - Vestibule frosted door right (praying hands)

Sacraments (depicted in the vestibule)

Baptism - Ceiling. (Removed around 2017)

Penance (top left)

Sacrament of the Sick (top right)

Holy Orders (middle left)

Holy Eucharist (middle right)

Confirmation (bottom left)

Marriage (bottom right)

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