Ye Men of Galilee, Why Stand You Looking up to Heaven

Ten stained glass windows in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Albany, New York depict scenes from the life of Christ.  The tenth, Ye Men of Galilee, Why Stand You Looking up to Heaven, appears in the east wall, near the front of the church.

Ye Men of Galilee, Why Stand You Looking up to Heaven

Ye Men of Galilee, Why Stand You Looking up to Heaven

SOURCE:  Ye Men of Galilee, Why Stand You Looking up to Heaven(Albany, Albany County, New York); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 January 2012.

{1:3} He also presented himself alive to them, after his Passion, appearing to them throughout forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God with many elucidations.
{1:4} And dining with them, he instructed them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but that they should wait for the Promise of the Father, “about which you have heard,” he said, “from my own mouth.
{1:5} For John, indeed, baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit, not many days from now.”
{1:6} Therefore, those who had assembled together questioned him, saying, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom of Israel?”
{1:7} But he said to them: “It is not yours to know the times or the moments, which the Father has set by his own authority.
{1:8} But you shall receive the power of the Holy Spirit, passing over you, and you shall be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”
{1:9} And when he had said these things, while they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.
{1:10} And while they were watching him going up to heaven, behold, two men stood near them in white vestments.
{1:11} And they said: “Men of Galilee, why do you stand here looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, shall return in just the same way that you have seen him going up to heaven.”

SOURCE: Conte, Ronald L. Jr., translator and editor.  The Sacred Bible. Catholic Public Domain Version. Acts of the Apostles 1:3-11. Online <http://www.sacredbible.org/catholic/NT-05_Acts.htm>. Accessed 26 January 2012.

The inscription on the window states:

Ye Men of Galilee, Why Stand You Looking up to Heaven – Acts

In Memory of Dennis Harley March 9 9

Copyright © 2012 by Stephen J. Danko

This entry was posted in Daily Journal and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Ye Men of Galilee, Why Stand You Looking up to Heaven

  1. Tadeusz Izbicki says:

    Dear Steve,
    thank you very much for presentation of stained glass windows and relevant pieces of the Bible. That is great! Please have a look on the picture of the tenth one – it is the same as the nineth one…
    Best greetings from cold Warszawa,
    Tadeusz Izbicki

Comments are closed.