The Greenleaf Window
This window dedicated to Mary Longfellow Greenleaf, one of the church's original and most generous patrons, stands In a corner facing west, just above the church's historic Paul Revere Bell. The inscription reads:

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And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher; she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; and she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, who departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. Acts 2:36-37

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In loving memory of Mary Longfellow Greenleaf, widow of James Greenleaf; the Anna of this Temple; MDCCCXVI-MCMII; for nearly 30 years a communicant of this parish; its oldest member and always its bountiful benefactor. Her largest gift to it was herself. The sister of poets her whole life was one long poem. The wisdom that is from above was hers and the charity that never faileth. Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation and continuing instant in prayer. She distributed to the necessity of saints. And was given to hospitality. She rejoiced with them that rejoice and wept with them that weep. She stretched out her hand to the poor and in her tongue was the law of kindness. She rests in the Lord. Her works do follow her and her memory is blessed.

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