The Great East Winow from the street
A view of the largest work of Medieval stained glass in the world. It is a little larger than a tennis court.
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The Great East Window from within York Minster
This image only shows about 100 of the 311 glass panels of the Great East Window.
Creation of Man
The top row of stained glass panels illustrates the story of the 7 days of Creation.
David and Goliath
The Great East Window uses the next few rows to relate several different accounts from the Old Testament.
St. John of Patmos with Angel
After a few choice Old Testament panels the focus turns to the revelation.
The Fourth Horseman
The impressive array of artistically crafted panels also includes a depiction of each of the Four Horsemen of the the Apocalypse.
Angels recieving the seven trumpets
Here the heralds of the Apocalypse are given their horns. The following seven pannels depict each of the trumpeters.
The Angel with the Everlasting Gospel
Here is a reference to Revelation 14:6, where an angel holds the Everlasting Gospel for "every nation, tribe, language and people”
The Seven Bowls
In Revelation, God gave seven angels each a bowl containing plagues filled with his wrath.
Resurrection of the Dead
Here is a representation of the Resurrection of the Dead, foretold in the New Testament and remembered at every Mass during the Nicene Creed.
Christ in Majesty
The final panel which concerns itself with biblical accounts shows Christ the King, reigning in Majesty.
A worker replacing a stained glass window
Here we see a dedicated worker carfully replacing the fragile glass window. If all goes well, the fully restored Great East Window will be presented in May, 2020.
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