It Is Consummated

Ten stained glass windows in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Albany, New York depict scenes from the life of Christ.  The eighth, It Is Consummated, appears in the east wall of the church.

It Is Consummated

It Is Consummated

SOURCE:  It Is Consummated (Albany, Albany County, New York); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 January 2012.

{19:23} Then the soldiers, when they had crucified him, took his garments, and they made four parts, one part to each soldier, and the tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven from above throughout the whole.
{19:24} Then they said to one another, “Let us not cut it, but instead let us cast lots over it, to see whose it will be.” This was so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, saying: “They have distributed my garments among themselves, and for my vesture they have cast lots.” And indeed, the soldiers did these things.
{19:25} And standing beside the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, and Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
{19:26} Therefore, when Jesus had seen his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your son.”
{19:27} Next, he said to the disciple, “Behold your mother.” And from that hour, the disciple accepted her as his own.
{19:28} After this, Jesus knew that all had been accomplished, so in order that the Scripture might be completed, he said, “I thirst.”
{19:29} And there was a container placed there, full of vinegar. Then, placing a sponge full of vinegar around hyssop, they brought it to his mouth.
{19:30} Then Jesus, when he had received the vinegar, said: “It is consummated.” And bowing down his head, he surrendered his spirit.

SOURCE: Conte, Ronald L. Jr., translator and editor.  The Sacred Bible. Catholic Public Domain Version. John 19:23-30. Online <http://www.sacredbible.org/catholic/NT-04_John.htm>. Accessed 26 January 2012.

The inscription on the window states:

It Is Consummated – John XIX

Gift of John and Catherine Daily Memory of Their Family [Jenwick?]

Copyright © 2012 by Stephen J. Danko

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