Stained Glass Windows Analysis

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Stained glass windows are colored glass crafted and arranged to form patterns or pictures and often have painted details and a yellow stain. Stained glass windows are a traditional form of painting that began over 1000 years ago and are essentially made the same way today. The earliest form of stained glass windows originate in Europe, 6th century, and have adorned churches for hundreds of years being used to aid in devotion and to instruct (O 'Doherty, 2010). They are especially associated with the Catholic Church, and are traditional form of spiritual expression to this faith as they are found decorating the majority of their churches and cathedrals holding religious images. However, even though they have evolved greatly, stained glass windows are still used to illustrate and portray the intangible form of the teachings of God and the Catholic Church. There are many religious symbols and figures illustrated in stained glass windows and these symbols are illustrated in different colours to represent different things, many commonly used
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Even though stained glass windows have evolved greatly over the years and have somewhat declined in importance in churches they still offer great meaning to people. Stained glass windows have evolved immensely over the years and offer meaning and a sense of spiritual connection and transcendence to people all over the world, of different religions and cultures. The Church needs art in order to communicate the message entrusted by Christ and stained glass windows translate into meaningful terms that are ineffable. Stained glass can help us focus on the things of God and our faith and portray sacred images and representations. These images should be borne in mind and constantly reflected

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