Sanctuary Stained Glass Windows
The sanctuary is the main worship space at St. Timothy's. Ten stained glass windows were installed here in 2008. The stained glass windows look different each time of the day and every hour of the day, and these photos reflect those changes. The windows were created and installed by local St. Louis artisans at Emil Frei and Associates.
"In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters "
Eucharistic Prayer B
"We thank you, Father, for the water of Baptism. In it we are buried with Christ in his death. By it we share in his resurrection. Through it we are reborn by the Holy Spirit." Rite of Holy Baptism
"We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water. Over it the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation. Through it you led the children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt into the land of promise. In it your Son Jesus received the baptism of John and was anointed by the Holy Spirit " Rite of Holy Baptism
"Incarnate by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, he lived as one of us, yet without sin. To the poor he proclaimed the good news of salvation; to prisoners, freedom; to the sorrowful, joy." Eucharistic Prayer D
"And therefore we praise you, joining with the heavenly chorus, with prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and with all those in every generation who have looked to you in hope, to proclaim with them your glory, in their unending hymn . . ." Eucharistic Prayer C
"We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation"
Eucharistic Prayer B
The symbol of Christ.
"Father, we now celebrate this memorial of our redemption. Recalling Christs death and his descent among the dead, proclaiming his resurrection and ascension to your right hand, awaiting his coming in glory; and offering to you, from the gifts you have given us, this bread and this cup, we praise you and we bless you. " Eucharistic Prayer D
"And in the fullness of time you sent your only Son, born of a woman, to fulfill your Law, to open for us the way of freedom and peace." Eucharistic Prayer C
"Fountain of life and source of all goodness, you made all things and fill them with your blessing; you created them to rejoice in the splendor of your radiance." Eucharistic Prayer D
"At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our
island home." Eucharistic Prayer C
Sacristy Stained Glass Windows
The sacristy is the room behind the altar at St. Timothy's where church furnishings, sacred vessels, and parish records are kept. Seven stained glass windows were installed here in 2008.
The liturgical year begins with the season of Advent, a time of hope, preparation, and holy longing for the salvation of God. The Advent Window situated on the south side of the Sacristy illustrates in color and symbol the main themes of the season. Stars, crowns, the Advent colors, the grain of wheat symbolizing the powerful upward movement toward God. The stars speak of creation themes. Advent music and liturgy references also are the daystar, a messianic symbol of the new creation. The crowns suggest the coming kingdom of the holy one of God, a kingdom not of power but of truth, a kingdom of justice, love and peace. The spirit of the great prophets, notably Isaiah and Amos, are expressed in the hopeful energy of the Advent Window.
The Christmas Season Window is the Angel of the Lord trumpeting in gold and bright reds the good news that "Unto us a son is born," evoking in visual art the hopefulness of the scriptural stories of the birth of Jesus; the high energy and vibrant colors again speak of the joy and hope of the coming of God's son.
Epiphany Season Window is a creation- themed window celebrating in rich verdant colors the manifestation - the Epiphany - of God in creation, the tree of life; waters springing up to eternal life. More than magi here, the window expresses the universality of the creative energy of God and our invitation to drink of these streams of living water.
The season of Lent is expressed in traditional Lenten colors; the window suggests crosses; more subdued than the other windows, the observer is invited to enter into the seriousness of the Christian journey into the mystery of death and resurrection.
The Christ Window; anchoring the year of grace is of course the Risen Christ; the center of all grace. The marks of his passion are visible as is the power of God raising him. The expression of the face of the risen one is typical of much of Medieval and Celtic Christian art; it is almost abstract in that it requires the observer to bring personal faith and emotion to the Christ figure.
Pentecost and the abiding presence of the spirit of God are celebrated in the window on the north end of the Sacristy; the dove resting, the shimmering reds of the symbolic flame, speak to the warmth and compassion of God's spirit abiding in the community of believers and in the hearts and minds of all who accept the wonder and mystery of God.
The Easter Window exuberantly celebrates the new life of Christ, like all of nature, bursting forth from the good earth into fresh and renewed life; again, the high energy and movement of color and pattern speak to life renewed, life embraced and celebrated in the Risen Christ.