Stained Glass

The use of stained glass windowns in houses of worship dates back hundreds of years.  While they certainly offer aesthetic beauty,  their primary purpose was to depict Biblical stories.  During times when literacy rates were low, stained glass windows not only served as remainders of Bible verses, but also made Biblical teachings more accessible to the masses. 

 

Click through the slide show below for a virtual tour of Salem's windows - or better yet, stop by to see them in person!

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Christ with the Crown of Thorns

And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and the dressed him in a purple robe. John 19:2