Scenes from the Birth of Christ

  Scenes from the Birth of Christ

Photo © Martin Crampin

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about 1889
Two-light window with four scenes. As well as Mary and Joseph with the new-born Christ, angels proclaiming the birth to the shepherds and adoration of the shepherds, there is also a scene of Mary and Joseph being shown into the stable by a boy. The symbol of Luke is shown above.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: probably Burlison & Grylls

Church of St Mary, Brecon, Powys
south wall of the south aisle

Dedication: 'To the Glory of God and in loving memory of John Kirk of Brecon, born Christmas Day 1818, died 18th October 1888.

The winged ox, the symbol of Luke the Evangelist, is appropriate as Luke is the only gospel writer to include all of these details in his account of the birth of Christ.


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Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 151-2.

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  Scenes from the Birth of Christ

Photo © Martin Crampin

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