Discovering Utah’s Stained Glass MasterpiecesMartin Faith
Stained Glass In Utah Churches
For centuries, stained glass has been an outlet for church’s to portray religious iconography in amazing and understandable ways. Some may even suggest that this beautiful way of telling a deeply profound is something only these windows are able to do–we tend to agree. It is understandable then, that Utah is chalked full of gorgeous stained glass on churches since, the state is home to the Mormon religion and many, many others. Stained glass began appearing here in Utah around 1866 and then spread quickly throughout the state. It is as prevalent today as it ever was and something for this state to hold dear.
Below we have highlighted some of the most remarkable stained glass in the state of Utah for your viewing pleasure.
LDS Church History Museum
Now housed in the the Latter Day Saints Museum this window was originally commisioned in 1892 and is an absolutely lovely depiction of the “First Vision for the Holy of Holies in the Salt Lake Temple” The creation of this window led to several other “First Vision” windows being commisioned from numerous artists for Latter-day Saint meetinghouses.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
An absolutely amazing portrayal of the love of Christ, this stained glass masterpiece lives in Provo, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. According to the church website, it is– “rooted in historical Christianity, particularly as it is expressed in the Anglican tradition of scripture, tradition, and reason,” It is truly a remarkable piece of church history in form and function and still looks magnificent at 100+ years old.
B’nai Israel Temple
This window was originally made in 1891 for the Congregation B’nai Israel synagogue. This synagogue was the second attempt at putting down roots for this congregation and it saw great growth from that point on. This window, therefore, represents the resilience of the Jewish people both here in Utah and abroad. Like the Jewish people, the steadfast stone facade and ornate stained glass windows have weathered time, elements and human intervention.
Stained Glass Salt Lake City For Utah Church Stained Glass Restoration
At Stained Glass Salt Lake City, we feel it is our duty to preserve religious stained glass both because of its symbolic value and its value pertaining to Utah’s long church history. For nearly 30 years we have repaired copious amounts of religious stained glass windows both here in Utah and across the country. We are, as most would say, country’s premier stained glass restoration experts. Contact us today with questions about your church, synagogue or mosque stained glass restoration project and to schedule an inspection of your chapel’s stained glass.