reformation

History 101.11

The below article was written by Dr. Eugene Murphey and was published in The Tower newsletter of December 2005.  

The last stained glass window in the west side wall of our church sanctuary presents a collage of four renowned persons in Protestant Church history, The Apostles,  following the admonition of Jesus as depicted in the previous Great Commission window, went forth in to the world to preach the Gospel and bring all people into the fold of Christianity.  Their mission was further carried out by many others through the centuries, and in later times the men shown here were powerful forces in establishing and nurturing the Christian Protestant Reformed Faith and doctrine as we know it today.   This panel entitled ‘The Reformation’ shows Martin Luther nailing on the cathedral door his ninety-five theses,  John Calvin writing,  John Knox teaching,  and Makemie preaching.  These men were powerful forces in our church history and they deserve special attention and study.   At the bottom of the panel appears the Great Seal of the Presbyterian Church.

This window was given in memory of William Burns Marion by his family.  The next several segments in our FPC History series will deal with the large stained glass windows in the front of the sanctuary behind the chancel area, the chancel furniture, the overhead Cross, and other items of historical interest.

-Eugene M. Murphey, M.D.