WELCOME to JEWELS OF LIGHT: STAINED GLASS OF THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL collection

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RETURN to BRILLIANT ILLUMINATIONS: PAINTING WITH LIGHT gallery

The experience of viewing stained glass, like music, can stimulate the imagination, lift the heart, and enthrall. Light and color embodied in stained glass windows is a principal means of how human beings perceive their reality, and is associated with the origins of spiritual life and the beginnings of understanding.

The National Cathedral has more than two hundred stained glass windows created by more than twenty artists over more than 80 years.
Stained Glass: Bearers of Life; 1966 Ervin BossanyiStained Glass: Healing Arts; 1979 Charles LawrenceStained Glass: Space; 1973 Rodney WinfieldStained Glass: War and Peace; 1961 Ervin BossanyiStained Glass: America the Beautiful; 1966 Rowan LeCompteStained Glass: Wings of Courage; 1969 Patrick ReyntiensStained Glass: Search for God I; 1966 Rowan LeCompteStained Glass: Women of the Bible; 1977 Brenda BelfieldStained Glass:  Women Healing; 1966 Ervin Bossanyi IlluminationStained Glass: Maryland Religious Freedom; 1972 Rowan LeComte