Christ Carrying the Cross

  Christ Carrying the Cross

Photo © Martin Crampin

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about 1880
Four-light window. The two central lights depict Christ carrying the cross among a crowd including soldiers and Mary and John following behind. In the left-hand light a woman instructs a boy (Eunice instructing her son Timothy?), and in the right-hand light Simeon cradles the Christ-child. Four scenes below: the Adoration of the Magi, the Samaritan tending the wounded traveller, Christ with children, and the Magi travelling to Bethlehem.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: Burlison & Grylls

Church of St Dyfnog, Llanrhaeadr
south wall of the south nave

The window has no memorial or dedicatory inscription, but is probably the window given by Vaughan Horne in 1878–80 at the time of the restoration of the church, as recorded by D.R. Thomas.

Biblical texts: with Eunice and Timothy 'Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life' (1 Timothy 6:12); with Christ carrying the cross 'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.' (John 15:13); with Simeon 'And now Lord what wait I for? my hope is in thee.' (Psalm 39:7); with the Adoration of the Magi 'They presented unto him gifts; gold, & frankincense, & myrrh.' (Matthew 2:11); with the Good Samaritan 'Then said Jesus, Go and do thou likewise.' (Luke 10:37); with Christ and children 'Suffer the little children to come unto me & forbid them not.' (Mark 10:14); with the Magi 'Lo, the star which they saw in the east went before them' (Matthew 2:9).


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Eunice Instructing Timothy: Christ Carrying the CrossChrist Carrying the Cross: Christ Carrying the CrossSimeon Holding the Christ-child: Christ Carrying the CrossThe Adoration of the Magi: Christ Carrying the CrossThe Good Samaritan: Christ Carrying the CrossChrist with Children Brought by their Mothers: Christ Carrying the CrossThe Magi Follow the Star to Bethlehem: Christ Carrying the Cross

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D. R. Thomas, The History of the Diocese of St Asaph (Oswestry: Caxton Press, 1908-1913), vol. II, p. 47.

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  Christ Carrying the Cross

Photo © Martin Crampin

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