The High Altar Windows
These six windows in the apse surround the high altar on three sides. The entire "chancel" (the area around the altar) was designed to express heavenly praise of God. Phrases from the liturgical hymn, the "Te Deum," are painted in gold on the wall above, around, and between each of the high altar windows. It is impossible to see all six of these windows at once except from the high altar. Those who kneel at the altar rail for the eucharist are literally surrounded by the memory of those with whom they have shared worship down through the ages.
To Thee all angels cry aloud
To Thee all cherubim and seraphim continually do cry
The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise Thee
The company of the apostles praise Thee
The noble army of martyrs praise Thee
All the saints throughout the world doth acknowledge Thee
click inside the angelic city wall image above to learn more about the history of these windows
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