Pentecost Window

pentecostThe Pentecost Window

Moving to the opposite side of the sanctuary, the window closest to the lectern marks the coming of the promised Holy Spirit and the subsequent birthday of the church (Acts 2). The Holy Spirit descends like a dove, with the rush of a mighty wind, “appearing to them with tongues as of fire,” upon the waiting disciples. The mood of the disciples is one of receptivity, as the Spirit brings power and understanding. forming in their midst a community of love which will grow into the Church. In the middle of the window, formed from the flames of the Spirit, is the mast of a ship, one of the earliest symbols for the Church.