The Stained Glass Windows
of St. John's Episcopal Church

A series introducing a new set of windows each month.
Month Four - May 2 - May 31

10  The Kelley Memorial window – “St. Francis”

One immedately  recognizes St. Francis as the one surrounded by various animals: birds, a sheep, a dog, a squirrel. In addition, he wears the traditional robes of a monk. (This window was donated by the artist, Charles Connick, in memory of the Kelleys.)

 11. The Bolles Memorial window – “St. Michael, Archangel”

In this rendition , St. Michael, who is often shown overcoming a dragon, symboizing the powers of darkness and chaos (cf. the readings for The Fast of St. Michael and All Angels in the Book of Common Prayer.

12. The Janet Johnson Deroo Memorial window – “Holy Innocents" in memory of their daughter Janet

The Holy Innocents, those children killed by Herod in his rage and fear of being deposed from his throne by the newborn King, as described in Matthew 2:16-18, are always commemorated on December 28, three days after the Nativity. Their deaths, The Rev. Massey Shepherd writes, "remind us of what happens all too often in our tragic world -- the unscrupulous sacrifice of many innocent victims because of the ambitions and jealousies of men -whose lust for power blinds them to all sense of justice and decency."