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The Hand of God

Back at you today with another example of a stained glass window from the insanely talented Polish artist Stanislaw Wyspianski.

The work is called:

God the Father, Arise

and can be found in the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Kraków, Poland.


“God is depicted as an elderly man with a white beard, in a coat. He holds his left hand over his head, and the right points to the Earth. The artist described the creation of the world (Genesis 1:1, 1:16): "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth ... And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also."

The last of God's creations was man (Genesis 1:26): "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."

Religious or not, there is no denying the skill and craftsmanship which has gone into this window.

It was also made by the incredible Polish Stained Glass workshop in Krawkow.

Jo McLaughlin

June 2021

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