Christ’s Passion: A Medieval Invitation to Contemplation

While contemplating Christ’s Passion, Christians throughout the ages have heard echoes of the story in the long history of the people of God. Medieval believers expressed this in writing and visually, interpreting various stories from the Hebrew Scriptures as foreshadowing the saving death of Jesus. May your visual meditation of the Typological Passion Window at Chartres lead  you ever deeper into the loving heart of God.

 

Note: This stained glass window dates from 1205 to 1215. Seven panels were replaced in 1896. For more information about the window see the Pittsburgh University library that includes short descriptions of each panel.

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