Clerestory and Aisle Windows of the Nave
The term "clerestory" refers to the upper
walls of a church that contain windows for lighting the interior. The
clerestory rises above the roof of the rest of the building.
The clerestory windows of the nave in
Lois Perkins Chapel have an unusual message. On the west side they
feature outstanding reformers and educators in Protestantism. On the
east side are the great leaders of British and American Methodism.
The figure in each window is enclosed in the vesica
(fish) symbol. The symbol often is designed as an elongated nimbus.
Above and below the symbol is the form of a Greek cross. Six Christian
symbols are crafted into the left and right borders of each one of the
large, vertical clerestory windows.
In the three aisle windows beneath each
clerestory window, the center one contains the seal of the college to
which the figure represented in the clerestory window was related.
Clerestory and aisle windows from north to south. Select the link to read more about each figure and to view their window.
|WEST SIDE - REFORMERS AND EDUCATORS IN PROTESTANTISM
||Balliol College, Oxford
||University of Prague
||University of Wittenberg
||The Sorbonne, Paris
||University of Glasgow
||Pembroke College, Cambridge
|EAST SIDE - LEADERS IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN METHODISM
||Lincoln College, Oxford
||Christ Church College, Oxford
||Jesus College, Oxford
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