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Stained Glass

主祭台彩色玻璃簡介
Stained Glass Window Descriptions - Altar
 

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當畫室被請託設計我們聖堂的彩色玻璃門隔扇,他們便仔細接觸認明我們堂區的獨有特別之處。在我們的聖堂,他們認為有兩點特別引人注意的地方。 

第一點就是我們聖堂內非比尋常的建築設計樣式,主祭臺後部份的窗扇是隱蔽的,教友要靠近祭台才能得窺全豹。 

第二點特別之處更為奇妙,就是聖婦曹桂英本身及以她為我們堂區主保此一概念主意,深為大多數華裔及加拿大人明認。 

在畫室向堂區陳述意念的會議中,他們都同樣引用這兩點意念。 但是比較側重建築上的概念,而只是以非常微妙而錯綜的意念引出第二點特別之處。你要先知曉此一概念,否則你定要仔細觀察。 


sg2.jpg畫師從聖經中選取了兩段章節,將這兩段敍事用圖像繪畫在主祭臺後窗扇底部的兩格上。第一幅展示了主耶穌教導及祝福兒童,“讓小孩到我跟前來”,教導兒童培育靈性生命,是所有父母親的最主要責任。在這幅畫圖內也有鴿子,這在古代及基督教教義裏,是純潔及和平的象徵,在最重要方面上,亦是聖神的記號。 

在另一邊的底部窗扇,畫師展示聖母瑪利亞手抱著小耶穌,將小耶穌託付給世人。我們便更應仿效畫像中兩位小天使,以喜悅的心來迎接基督的愛。 此兩幅畫像,可讓人看出是被刻意放置在相關的位點,分別處於從死亡中復活了的基督的塑像的兩旁。 


When we as a design studio approach any commission the first step is to identify what is unique or special about this parish. In this situation there are two outstanding identifying characteristics of St. Agnes Church. 

sg3.jpgThe first is the unusual architecture of the church; the main altar windows are partially concealed until one approaches the altar. 

The second rather wonderful feature is St Agnes Kouying Tsao herself and the idea that this parish that is named in honor of St. Agnes is represented by a majority of Chinese Canadian members. 

In our presentation we have used both ideas with the main emphasis on the architecture and a very subtle reference to the second. 

In the lower sections of the altar window, the designer has drawn from two traditional images and stories from the bible. The first show Christ blessing and teaching small children "Suffer the little children to come unto me" . This is an important responsibility for all parents and the spiritual life and teaching of their children. 

With this image are the Dove; an ancient and Christian symbol of purity and peace as well as the most important aspect, which is the Holy Spirit. 

On the other side in the bottom section, we have shown "Mary, holding baby Jesus", offering Jesus' unconditional love to mankind. We are receiving this Love with joyful heart, like the two smiling angles.