CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, BURNT OAK, EDGEWARE
These two single-light windows are located high up, either side of the Altar.
The one on the left is of The Holy Spirit, the one on the right is The Blessed Sacrament.
Both messages are simple and timeless
The Blessed Sacrament - The Chalice and Wafer occupy the bottom section, with the Crown of Thorns surrounding the Wafer. The remainder of the window
shows The Vine, with the leaves and grapes curling around each other, representing the Wine, and blood of Christ.
The area on which the Chalice sits is spotted with the blue of water, fading into the red of the wine as it nears the Chalice. This references Jesus’
first miracle of turning water into wine at the Wedding Feast at Cana.
The Crown of Thorns around the wafer reminds us of Christ’s suffering on The Cross. His words during the last Passover before His death were ‘Do this
is remembrance of me’ as he broke the bread and poured the wine, describing them as His flesh and blood.
The Holy Spirit - It is this act of remembrance that ties in this design with its Holy Spirit neighbour, as it was only a matter of 50 days after His
ascension that the apostles gathered and encountered The Dove bringing the tongues of flames that are shown in the design.
The Holy Spirit is also a spiritual guide in times of need and the Dove, a symbol of peace, since it brought back an olive twig after The Flood, for
which Noah built the Ark.