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St. Luke's Episcopal Church
1300 Pine Street
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 254-2327
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Windows of St. Luke's
 
 

The windows follow a certain progression or sequence highlighting some pivotal points in our Lord’s life and ministry, as well as several miracle stories. The first and last windows are not necessarily part of the progression or sequence, but, as you will see, they, too, have relevance to this congregation.

Sanctuary
Altar
Window 1
Window 2
Window 3
The Baptism of Jesus
Window 4
Window 5
Window 6
Window 7
Window 8
Window 9
Window 10
Window 11
Window 12
Jesus Knocking at the Door
Narthex
 
Priest Window

23rd Psalm Window This window above the altar was repaired and cleaned. The window was installed when the church was built in 1963.

Repairs Given in Memory of:

Betty Koopman

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Patron Saint, Luke the Evangelist

Luke was both a physician and an evangelist. He is pictured holding a caduceus, which symbolizes a physician. A staff with two entwined snakes is representative of the caduceus. The wooden staff is said to symbolize the tree of life from the Garden of Eden. Serpents have been said to represent the vital forces in life. Additionally, serpents in medical symbols have been looked upon as depicting wisdom, rejuvenation, and longevity.

Almighty God, who inspired your servant Luke the physician to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of your Son: Graciously continue in your Church this love and power to heal, to the praise and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Lesser Feasts and Fasts)

 
Given in Memory of: Harry & Arabella Goodwin, Fitzgerald Blakely Bates, Harriett G. Titus, Doris G. Hall
The Blessed Virgin Mother with the Baby Jesus also known as the Madonna and Child

 

‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel’, which means, ‘God is with us.’ (Matthew 1:23)

'Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.' (Luke 1:42)

 
Given in Memory of: Rayfield & Leola Blakely, Jake & Louise Wilson
 
 
The Baptism of Jesus
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’ (Mark 1:9-11)

Given in Memory of:

The Rev. David Landholt, Elise Ford, Jenkins, Persephone Canzater, Douglas Keils Jenkins, Joe A. Sanders, Ada Sawyer Cooper, Crawford & Helen Mitchell
Henry Howard Cooper

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The Sermon on the Mount /The Beatitudes

Seeing the crowds, Jesus began to speak, and taught them, saying: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, ‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, ‘Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:1-12)

Given in Memory of:

Ethel M.B. Weathers
Valentine T. Robinson, Jr.

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The Feeding of the 5000

Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, ‘Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.’ So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, ‘This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.’ (John 6:5-15)

Given in Memory of:

The Rev. Tollie Caution, Mary Rabb
Raymond Richardson, Odell Richardson, The Rev. Gustave Caution, Margie McCullers, Annie Elisa Caution, Gustave Caution, Jr.

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Jesus Walking on Water

Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. Jesus went up on the mountain to pray. When evening came, the boat was out on the lake, and Jesus was alone on the land. When he saw that the disciples were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early in the morning, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they thought it was a ghost. But immediately he spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’ Peter answered, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ Jesus said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’ (Matthew 14:22-33)

Given in Memory of:

James & Annie Point, Margaret R. Walker, The Rev. W. B. & Mary H. Bouler, Mervin Jeffcoat, Abraham H. & Ruth Roberts, Bobbie Lee Rumph Epps, Anna J. & John D. Rumph, Sr.

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Jesus the Good Shepherd

Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep…My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand.” (John 10:11-16, 22-30)

Given in Memory of:

Isaac & Emma Meadows, Ida M. Johnson
Benjamin & Edella Blakely, Walter L. Brown
Cantey & Mervel Weston, Annie Lee Foster
Arnold & Theodore Weston, Luther J. Battiste, Jr.

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The Last Supper

When the hour came, Jesus took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. He said to them, ‘I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;’ …He took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (Luke 22:14-15 & I Corinthians 11:23-26)

Given in Memory of:

Grace Justine Brooks Palmer, Ellen Jackson, Brooks, Robert Andrew Brooks, Andrew Dibble Palmer, Ellie Naydin, Dibble Palmer, Robert John Palmer, Edmund Perry Palmer, Sr.

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The Crucifixion

Standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, ‘Woman, here is your son.’ Then he said to the disciple,
‘Here is your mother.’ And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home. It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified Jesus. Pilate had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, ‘Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.’ (John 19:25-27 & Mark 15:25-26)

Given in Memory of:

Booker T. Graves, Genevive Graves, Eugene Johnson, Carl Edmond Hayes, Ruben & Zippora Johnson, Sr., Ruben Van Johnson, II

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The Resurrection

On the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside
them.

They said, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.’

In another account, according to John, we are told that Mary remained outside the tomb weeping. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to
him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbouni!’ (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, ‘Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father.’ (Luke 24:1-7 & John 20:11-17a)

Given in Memory of:

Eric H. Patterson, Sr., Claudus Mitchell, Inez Richardson

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The Ascension of Our Lord

Jesus said to the disciples, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.’ Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. (Luke 24:49-51)

Given in Memory of:

Alexander M. Shearin, Jr., Victoria McLamore, Vermelle K. & Valorie D. Hazzard

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Jesus Knocking at the Door

Jesus said, “Behold, I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me.” (Revelation 3:20)

Given in Memory of:

In memory of deceased family members of Abram Coles & Parks Family, The Rev. Calvin Griffin & Rozier Family, Wade Degraffenreidt & Johnson Family, Frank Washington & Wingard Family, Woodrow Osbia & Code Family

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In The Narthex
 
The Winged Ox

These depictions are the symbols for St. Luke the Evangelist. They are above the side exit doors of the Narthex.

North Exit Given in Memory of: William & Carrie Belle Palmer, James Sr. & Magnolia Kelley

South Exit Given in Memory of: Rudolph M .Wyche, M.D., Kellene L. Wyche

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Absalom Jones Window

This is a depiction of the first African-American priest in the Episcopal Church (1818).

Given in Memory of:

Thomas Sinkler & Willa Dixon Martin, Charles Frank, Sr. & Ethel Martin Bolden, Herbert Darrell, Sr. & Martha G. Bolden Bynoe, Dana Marie Bynoe, Paul Allen Bynoe, Sr.

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Priest Window

This is a generic/ abstract depiction of a priest. It is given in memory of the clergy of St. Luke’s. May their souls, and the souls of all the departed, rest in peace. Amen.

Given in Memory of:

The Clergy of St. Luke's Church & Joseph & Etta Green, Henry March, Jr., Ruth Wise

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