Resurrection (Matthew 28:1) "After the Sabbath and towards dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalen and the other Mary went to visit the sepulcher. And all at once there was a violent earthquake, for the angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat on it. His face was like lightning... The guards were so shaken, so frightened of Him that they were like dead men".
Symbols: A cross and four rivers are representative of the four gospels flowing from the cross of Christ, to irrigate the earth with the waters of life. The Phoenix is a legendary bird, The legend is that it lives from 4 to 5 hundred years. After gathering a nest of sweet-smelling twigs, the nest is set on fire by the heat of the sun. The Phoenix is consumed in the fire, however, out of these ashes the bird rises again, recreated and young, destined to live another 4 or 5 hundred years. St. Clement introduced the Phoenix as a symbol of Resurrection during the first century.
You can view all the stained glass windows of the St. Mary Magdalen Chapel with an explanation of the details depicted. Click the link below, then click the first photo, then right arrow to step thru the photos. Explanations will be to the right of the photos of full windows.
View Stained Glass Windows