Having Loved His Own Who Were in the World He Loved Them to the End

Ten stained glass windows in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Albany, New York depict scenes from the life of Christ.  The sixth, Having Loved His Own Who Were in the World He Loved Them to the End, appears in the east wall near the rear of the church.

Having Loved His Own Who Were in the World He Loved Them to the End

Having Loved His Own Who Were in the World He Loved Them to the End

SOURCE:  Having Loved His Own Who Were in the World He Loved Them to the End (Albany, Albany County, New York); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 January 2012.

{13:1} Before the feast day of the Passover, Jesus knew that the hour was approaching when he would pass from this world to the Father. And since he had always loved his own who were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
{13:2} And when the meal had taken place, when the devil had now put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray him,
{13:3} knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands and that he came from God and was going to God,
{13:4} he rose up from the meal, and he set aside his vestments, and when he had received a towel, he wrapped it around himself.
{13:5} Next he put water into a shallow bowl, and he began to wash the feet of the disciples and to wipe them with the towel with which he was wrapped.
{13:6} And then he came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to him, “Lord, would you wash my feet?”
{13:7} Jesus responded and said to him: “What I am doing, you do not now understand. But you shall understand it afterward.”
{13:8} Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you will have no place with me.”
{13:9} Simon Peter said to him, “Then Lord, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head!”

SOURCE: Conte, Ronald L. Jr., translator and editor.  The Sacred Bible. Catholic Public Domain Version. John 13:1-9. Online <http://www.sacredbible.org/catholic/NT-04_John.htm>. Accessed 26 January 2012.

The inscription on the window states:

Having Loved His own Who Were in the World He Loved Them to the End. – St. John XIII.1

In Memory of John Downey His Wife Elizabeth from Stephen Downey Families

Copyright © 2012 by Stephen J. Danko

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