Christ Meeting the Centurion of Capernaum

  Christ Meeting the Centurion of Capernaum

Photo © Martin Crampin

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about 1915
Two-light window with scene of Christ's encounter with a centurion who kneels before him and asks for the healing of his servant. Angels with texts above and below.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: Robert J. Newbery

Church of St Elvan, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff
west end of the nave, south side

Text held by angels below the main scene: 'As thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee' (Matthew 8:13). Text held by angels above: 'Be strong and of a good courage', a phrase found several times in Deuteronomy 31 and Joshua 1 before and after the death of Moses as the Israelites were about to enter the promised land.

Given in memory of Sir W.T. Lewis (died 27 August 1914) by his children.


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John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 133.

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  Christ Meeting the Centurion of Capernaum

Photo © Martin Crampin

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