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Public Art ID#
Title of Work
J.R. Rudy
Date Installed
Public Art Object Type
Religious Architecture
Object Type
Stained Glass Window
Pomona Location
600 N. Garey Avenue
Colored glass
The stained glass on the south window depicts the teacher Christ, holding the book the Word of God. The Angel of Hope is on the right and the Angel of Faith is on the left. This window was donated in memory of a beloved second pastor of the church, Dr. Lucien H. Frary. Various colors were used to allow this massive glass window to shine the inside of the Pilgrim Congregations Chuchs Sanctuary.
Top of Angel of Faith: "And that from a child thous hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."Below Angel of faith: "Angel of Faith." In the middle: "She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her." (the rest in unclear) "Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is slayed on thee because he truseth in thee." On bottom, in middle of glass: "Lucien Baskell Frary 1839-1903, Pastor Pilgrim Church 1888-1902" Above the Angel of Hope: "Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day." Below Angel of Hope: "Angel of Hope."
Approx: 9ft w x 15 ft h
J.R. Rudy of Los Angeles Art Glass Co.
Date Photographed
Marine Bederian
This should definitely be considered art because they are extremely unique, purposeful, and churches take a lot of pride in them. It takes a lot of skill, determination, and hard work to create a piece of art as wonderful as stained glass because it has to be done perfectly in order to create the right theme. In its own way, stained glass windows always tell a story with the images and color it holds. Since the light shines through the window and into the church, it is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The bright colors always catch peoples attention which causes them to really analyze the piece of art. In addition, this glass is found in a place that has held high significance since 1887, and "speaks of permanence in the midst of passing." Stained windows in churches are very significant and should definitely be documented as art. Every church has their very own stained glass windows, and each are original. What appears on the windows differs from community to community. Some have bible versus, words, and others have detailed pictures, just like the ones in the Pilgrim Congregational Church. The most dominating thing about stained glass windows inside churches is they are centered on biblical figures. They are very thought-provoking because they depict episodes from the life of Christ and challenge people to really think about what they are looking at. (Pilgrim Congregational Church 20 Feb. 2008 <http://www.pilgrimchurchpomona.com/images/about_the_sanctuary.htm>;)
Subject Terms
Christ, the Bible, Faith and Hope
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