The tabernacle used during the Maundy Thursday watch-night service in the crypt of the Chartres Cathedral was made during the early 13th century artisans in Limoges, France. Created in faith, it inspires faith. May these images draw you into the presence of a God who longs to love you in beautiful ways.
Preparing the worship space
Prayer service in the crypt
The doors, slightly open
Crystals surrounding the hands of God
The 12 disciples with flames (the gift of the Holy Spirit) above their heads
The crucifixion scene
Christ on the cross, Mary and John on either side
Angel above the cross
Side view of the tabernacle
Angel and eagle
Pentecost: The hands of God
Follow this link to more images of the tabernacle, taken and shared in 2013.
If you are interested in the only other existing tabernacle (owned by the Metropolitan Museum of New York (USA) made in Limoges in the thirteenth century, click here.