Scenes from the Passion of Christ

  Scenes from the Passion of Christ

Photo © Martin Crampin

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Four-light window with four scenes, each divided across two window lights. Lower left: Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane; lower right: Christ with Pilate and soldiers before his accusers; top left: Christ carrying the cross; top right: the Crucifixion with bystanders and soldiers dividing his possessions. Instruments of the Passion in the tracery lights, with censing angels.

technique: stained glass
size: 50 cm (width of each light) [approx]
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe

Church of St Mary, Builth Wells, Powys
east wall of the chancel

Given in memory of Clara, widow of Henry Thomas of Llwyn Madog, and daughter of Thomas Thomas, Pencerrig. She died in 1877.

Texts with main scenes: 'Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow' (Lamentations 1:12), 'I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath' (Lamentations 3:1, both with Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane); 'O death I will be thy plagues, O grave I will be thy destruction (Hosea 13:14), 'My soul is among lions' (Psalm 57:4, both with Christ before Pilate); 'Christ the Lord became obedient for us unto death. Even the death of the Cross' (Philippians 2:8, with Christ carrying the cross); 'What are these wounds in thine hands' (Zechariah 13:6), 'They pierced my hands and my feet' (Psalm 22:16, both with the Crucifixion).


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Tracery Lights: Scenes from the Passion of ChristUpper Scenes: Scenes from the Passion of ChristLower Scenes: Scenes from the Passion of ChristChrist Carrying the Cross: Scenes from the Passion of ChristSoldiers Dividing Christ's Possessions: Scenes from the Passion of ChristAngel with Censer: Scenes from the Passion of Christ

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Richard Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: 1979), p. 304.

Philip Collins, The Corpus of Kempe Stained Glass in the UK and Ireland (Kempe Trust, 2000), p. 322.

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  Scenes from the Passion of Christ

Photo © Martin Crampin

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