The Nativity

Eight stained glass windows in the Roman Catholic Church of St. Vincent de Paul in Albany, New York depict events in the life of Jesus Christ, the second of which portrays the Nativity.

The Nativity - Stained Glass Window in the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Albany, New York

The Nativity

SOURCE: The Nativity. Stained Glass Window in the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Albany, New York. Created approximately 1904-1908 in Munich, Germany. Photographed by Stephen J. Danko 09 Jul 2007.

{2:1} And it happened in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, so that the whole world would be enrolled.
{2:2} This was the first enrollment; it was made by the ruler of Syria, Quirinius.
{2:3} And all went to be declared, each one to his own city.
{2:4} Then Joseph also ascended from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David,
{2:5} in order to be declared, with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child.
{2:6} Then it happened that, while they were there, the days were completed, so that she would give birth.
{2:7} And she brought forth her firstborn son. And she wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them at the inn.
{2:8} And there were shepherds in the same region, being vigilant and keeping watch in the night over their flock.
{2:9} And behold, an Angel of the Lord stood near them, and the brightness of God shone around them, and they were struck with a great fear.
{2:10} And the Angel said to them: “Do not be afraid. For, behold, I proclaim to you a great joy, which will be for all the people.
{2:11} For today a Saviour has been born for you in the city of David: he is Christ the Lord.
{2:12} And this will be a sign for you: you will find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”
{2:13} And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the celestial army, praising God and saying,
{2:14} “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will.”

SOURCE: Conte, Ronald L. Jr., translator and editor.  The Sacred Bible. Catholic Public Domain Version. Luke 2:1-14. Online <>. Accessed 11 Jul 2007.

This stained glass window includes the inscription: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of Mr Mrs James McDonough”.

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