By Christina Banas

             We have all seen our beautiful, Tiffany-designed New Jerusalem stained glass window in the east transept on Sunday mornings. But have you ever taken a moment to observe it in the mid-afternoon or early evening? Have you ever gone into the upper balcony to get a closer look at it? This Lent, how about taking some time to study this beautiful artwork at a leisurely pace?

Why not come to church during the week and really look at this window? Notice how the changing daylight affects it. For example, with the morning sun, it is brilliant and clear; but in the afternoon, the city almost vanishes into the clouds with nothing left but the trees and the cross at the top. This could be a wonderful opportunity for prayer or meditation.