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Pastoral Care: A Ministry of Presence

Chapel Windows

St. Luke's Hospital Chapel is located on the 3rd floor of the hospital. The chapel is always open, offering a quiet place for prayer, meditation, and reflection. All are welcome.

The colorful, stained glass windows in the Chapel portray the theme,
"Respect for Life."


The panel on the far left symbolizes birth, the creative act of God. The sun, moon and stars, works of God's creation, are represented. The forms of vegetation relate to the sun from which plants derive their growth.

The middle set of panels symbolizes life being sustained through the medical profession. The book refers to the writings of St. Luke's, a physician, an apostle and the patron saint of physicians. The caduceus is the symbol used by the medical
profession.

The panel on the right symbolizes the abundance of life in Christ. Christ is suggested as the Tree of Life by the Chi Rho, the arms extending in the form of a cross. The Chi Rho is an ancient symbol of Christ formed from the Greek letters Chi and Rho, the first three letters of the word Christ. The flames represent God's love for us and our love for each other. The crosses denote faith, the virtue so necessary in our relationships.

 

 

Surrey Place Chapel Shares Windows from the Past
Courtesy of the St. Luke’s Auxiliary, upgrades were made to the Surrey Place Chapel. Stained glass windows, a baptismal font and the marble altar, which had been removed from the old St. Luke’s Hospital Chapel on Delmar, were installed in the chapel to enhance the worship experience at the facility. The beautiful windows depict several biblical figures: The Good Shepherd, Archangel Gabriel, Luke the Evangelist, and Jesus the Healer. All are welcome to come enjoy this sacred space.