The David Window
Here the youthful David is
pictured as a shepherd playing
his harp to soothe
king Saul. Jonathon,
son of the King and David's
close friend stands beside him.
This is a
to Professor Henry Spencer,
by his wife,
and was designed
MacDonald of Boston (1895).
The Transfiguration Window (Picture Not Included)
window above the arch in the south transept depicts Elijah with a
scroll, representing the Prophets, and Moses bearing the Ten
Commandments, representing the law, as seen by the disciples talking
with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. Below them Peter, James
and John, the brother of James, kneel in wonder and awe.
Charles Maginn, a church member of Orange, NJ, designed this
memorial window to the Rev. Dr. Frank Sewall, a leading spirit in
the building of the National Church.
The Good Shepherd
and most beloved of the Lord's self-characterizations.
"I am the good shepherd; I know my own
and my own know me . . . and I lay down my life
for the sheep"
was originally part of the Swedenborgian Church in Brooklyn, NY.
The Creation Window
High in the west wall over the balcony the multiple green tints of
the threefold window depict the Tree of Life growing up, from the
bottom of the center light, right and left through the entire three
lights. In the branches of the Tree are six angels who, with globes
above their heads, personify the six days of creation. Within the
globe above each angel's head is a detailed representation of the
form of life that originated each day.
filling the lower part of the composition, the angel with
outstretched hands and flaming sword guard the way to the Garden of
Eden out of which Adam and Eve have been driven.
The window follows the design of Frederick Stymetz Lamb, and was
produced by J. and R. Lamb of New York. It successfully brings
together the American School of Glass and the English Decorative
Work. It has been called the best example of stained glass figure
work in any Swedenborgian church in this country.
Installed in 1897, it was given by the Ladies Aid Association of
this church as a memorial to Judge A. and Nancy B. Sudder.