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The Western Rose Window in the Cathedral of The Sacred Heart, Newark, New Jersey | by Dan Beards
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The Western Rose Window in the Cathedral of The Sacred Heart, Newark, New Jersey

The west rose window, entitled "The Coming of Our Lord," speaks in reds which are most spectacular in late afternoon sunlight. Again, a symbol of Christ, the Chi Rho (first two letters of Christ in Greek), is central, and the pinnacle holds another: the pelican, said in legend to feed its young with its own blood. Patriarch and prophets speak of him (counterclockwise from top left): Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, and John the Baptist. Angels circle in and between the tips of the rose petals

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Taken on August 1, 2007