St. Cornelius Window

Early 20th century
Stained and painted glass
Chapel of St. Cornelius, Governors Island, New York

This window is not, as one might think, a single composition. Rather, the left half represents Cornelius in Caesarea hearing the voice that speaks to him in Acts 10:5, "send men to Joppe, and call hither one Simon, who is surnamed Peter." When Peter comes to Caesarea, "Cornelius came to meet him, and falling at his feet adored" (v. 25), as represented in the right half of the window.

Curiously, Peter is not shown at all, perhaps from a desire to avoid depicting even mistaken idolatry.

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Photographed at the chapel by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.