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Saint Luke The Texas Window

Saint Luke, the Texas Window Saint Luke, the Texas Window was unveiled in Blandford Church on May 26, 1912, and features the physician who was the disciple of Saint Paul. He is portrayed in deep contemplation and holds a rolled parchment denoting the authorship of his gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. Saint Luke’s […]

Saint Philip The Tennessee Window

Saint Philip, the Tennessee Window Saint Philip, the third disciple that Jesus called is featured in the Tennessee window. He holds three iconographical symbols: a pen, identifying him as an evangelist; a book, denoting the gospel message he carried to Scythia (present day Ukraine); and a staff topped by a cross, which sources say he […]

Saint James, The Mississippi Window

Believed to have been unveiled at Blandford Church on the 3rd of June 1910 is the Mississippi window featuring Saint James, the son of Alphaeus or James the Less. Selected as one of Christ’s twelve disciples, James the Less is often confused with James the brother of Jesus who wrote the book of James in […]

Saint James, The Mississippi Window

Saint James,  Mississippi Window Believed to have been unveiled at Blandford Church on the 3rd of June 1910  is the Mississippi window featuring Saint James, the son of Alphaeus or James the Less. Selected as one of Christ’s twelve disciples, James the Less is often confused with James the brother of Jesus who wrote the book […]

Elizabeth Keckly. From Dinwiddie to the White House

Elizabeth Keckly From Dinwiddie to the White House Elizabeth Keckly Petersburg Preservation Elizabeth Keckly was born into slavery as Elizabeth Hobbs in 1818 in Dinwiddie County to Agnes (“Aggy”) Hobbs, who had taken the last name of her enslaved husband, George Hobbs. Aggy was a slave in the household of Armistead and Mary Burwell, and […]

Elizabeth Keckly. From Dinwiddie to the White House

August 3, 2018 Elizabeth Keckly   From Dinwiddie to the White House Elizabeth Keckly was born into slavery as Elizabeth Hobbs in 1818 in Dinwiddie County to Agnes (“Aggy”) Hobbs, who had taken the last name of her enslaved husband, George Hobbs.  Aggy was a slave in the household of Armistead and Mary Burwell, and […]

Saint Andrew, the Alabama Tiffany Window

Saint Andrew, the Alabama window is positioned near the western entrance of Blandford Church. He is depicted with a small X-shaped cross leaning in his right hand. In Greece, he was arrested and sentenced to be executed because he had converted so many people to Christianity. Andrew requested not to be crucified in the same […]

Saint Andrew, the Alabama Tiffany Window

July 24, 2018 Saint Andrew, the Alabama window Saint Andrew, the Alabama window is positioned near the western entrance of Blandford Church. He is depicted with a small  X-shaped cross leaning in his right hand.  In Greece, he  was arrested and sentenced to be executed because he had converted so many people to Christianity. Andrew […]

Saint Peter, the Missouri Tiffany Window

Tiffany windows in the memorial chapel include the Missouri window portraying Saint Peter, who was known also as Cephas meaning “rock.” He is depicted holding two large keys in his right hand, representing the keys to the kingdom of heaven. He also wears a jeweled collar made of cut pieces of faceted glass that are […]

Saint Mark, the South Carolina Tiffany Window

Believed to be the fifth Louis Comfort Tiffany Studio’s stained-glass work of art placed in Blandford Church, is the South Carolina window featuring Saint Mark. Depicted as a bearded young man dressed in a tunic designed in drapery glass with variations of pink, he is the only saint portrayed in the chapel with his head […]

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