His Beginning of Miracles Did Jesus in Cana of Galilee

Ten stained glass windows in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Albany, New York depict scenes from the life of Christ.  The fourth, His Beginning of Miracles Did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, appears in the west wall at the rear of the church.

His Beginning of Miracles Did Jesus in Cana of Galilee

His Beginning of Miracles Did Jesus in Cana of Galilee

SOURCE:  His Beginning of Miracles Did Jesus in Cana of Galilee (Albany, Albany County, New York); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 January 2012.

{2:1} And on the third day, a wedding was held in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
{2:2} Now Jesus was also invited to the wedding, with his disciples.
{2:3} And when the wine was failing, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”
{2:4} And Jesus said to her: “What is that to me and to you, woman? My hour has not yet arrived.”
{2:5} His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
{2:6} Now in that place, there were six stone water jars, for the purification ritual of the Jews, containing two or three measures each.
{2:7} Jesus said to them, “Fill the water jars with water.” And they filled them to the very top.
{2:8} And Jesus said to them, “Now draw from it, and carry it to the chief steward of the feast.” And they took it to him.
{2:9} Then, when the chief steward had tasted the water made into wine, since he did not know where it was from, for only the servants who had drawn the water knew, the chief steward called the groom,
{2:10} and he said to him: “Every man offers the good wine first, and then, when they have become inebriated, he offers what is worse. But you have kept the good wine until now.”
{2:11} This was the beginning of the signs that Jesus accomplished in Cana of Galilee, and it manifested his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

SOURCE: Conte, Ronald L. Jr., translator and editor.  The Sacred Bible. Catholic Public Domain Version. John 2:1-11. Online <http://www.sacredbible.org/catholic/NT-04_John.htm>. Accessed 25 January 2012.

The inscription on the window states:

His Beginning of Miracles Did Jesus in Cana of Galilee – St John II.11

Gift of Young Ladies Sodality April 15, 1910

Copyright © 2012 by Stephen J. Danko

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