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The Ascension Window

THIS IS A three lancet window above the door as you enter the south facade of the church. In the center lancet is the Risen Christ in colorful robes held by two young men. In the apex is the word Jehovah in Hebrew signifying the return of Jesus to God the Father. The brilliance around the lower part of the figure is called an aureole, the symbol of divinity. In the background may be seen the skyline of the city of Jerusalem.

The eleven apostles and Mary, the Mother of Jesus, are shown below and in the two side lancets looking up in adoration and wonder as Jesus ascends before them. The inscription reads,

This same Jesus which is taken from you into heaven shall so [continued on right lancet] come again in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. (Acts 1:11) AV

This window was Given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Edmund Rhett Heyward, Edmund Rhett Heyward, Jr. and Allen Jones Boykin Heyward by the family. Dedicated September 13, 1953.