The Word Was Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us

Ten stained glass windows in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Albany, New York depict scenes from the life of Christ.  The first, The Word Was Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us, appears in the west wall, in the front of the church.  The others continue in chronological order in the west wall to the back of the church and then continue from the back of the church to the front along the east wall.

The Word Was Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us

The Word Was Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us

SOURCE:  The Word Was Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us (Albany, Albany County, New York); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 January 2012.

{1:1} In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God was the Word.
{1:2} He was with God in the beginning.
{1:3} All things were made through Him, and nothing that was made was made without Him.
{1:4} Life was in Him, and Life was the light of men.
{1:5} And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
{1:6} There was a man sent by God, whose name was John.
{1:7} He arrived as a witness to offer testimony about the Light, so that all would believe through him.
{1:8} He was not the Light, but he was to offer testimony about the Light.
{1:9} The true Light, which illuminates every man, was coming into this world.
{1:10} He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world did not recognize him.
{1:11} He went to his own, and his own did not accept him.
{1:12} Yet whoever did accept him, those who believed in his name, he gave them the power to become the sons of God.
{1:13} These are born, not of blood, nor of the will of flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
{1:14} And the Word became flesh, and he lived among us, and we saw his glory, glory like that of an only-begotten son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

SOURCE: Conte, Ronald L. Jr., translator and editor.  The Sacred Bible. Catholic Public Domain Version. John 1:1-14. Online <http://www.sacredbible.org/catholic/NT-04_John.htm>. Accessed 25 January 2012.

The inscription on the window states:

The Word Was Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us – John I.14

Gift of Rev Wm. F. O’Connor in Memory of His Parents John Anna

Copyright © 2012 by Stephen J. Danko

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