The East Window

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    St Michael's -
The East
    Window II

The window symbolises the Te Deum.

The upper central light shows Christ crowned and robed seated on a rainbow throne. Kneeling at his feet are the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist. He is surrounded by circles of Seraphim and Cherubim and the symbols of Alpha And Omega. Above are the symbols of the 4 Evangelists: the Man St Matthew, the Lion St Mark; the Bull St Luke and the Eagle St John.

The bottom panels depict the three military saints St George, St Michael and St Martin, plus a host of other figures. On the left is St George and to the right of him 4 figures representing the Holy Church throughout the world. On the right is St Martin of Tours, bearing the lilies of France and representing both the French allies and St Martin in the Fields. To the left of him is the Noble Army of Martyrs represented by St Catherine with her wheel and St Stephen. Above them are the Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets, represented by King David who is carrying his harp and by the prophet Isaiah.

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