Trinity Church, Boston - Tabitha.
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Title:Trinity Church, Boston - Tabitha

Trinity Church, Boston, was completed in 1877. Its architect was H. H. Richardson, and numerous artists and craftspeople contributed to the interior design. In 1971, Trinity was designated a National Historic Landmark for "possessing "exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States."

This stained glass window from Trinity Church, Boston, illustrates the passage from Acts 9:36 : "Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did." In today's reading from Acts, Tabitha became ill and died. So beloved was she by her community that the disciples, who were visiting, summoned Peter. Peter came at once and raised her to life anew. This stained glass window, likely a memoriam to a church member, reminds the worshipper both of the beauty of caring for those in need, as well as the promise of eternal life in Christ.

Donated by Anne Richardson, Nashville, TN.

Building:Trinity Church (Boston, Mass.)
Object/Function:Stained glass
Country:United States

Scripture:Acts 9:36-43
Person as Subject:Tabitha (Biblical figure)
Dorcas (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:CEast04
General Subject:Charity

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Copyright Source:Image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson
Copyright Permission:Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0
Attribution:Trinity Church, Boston - Tabitha, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved April 21, 2024]. Original source: Image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson.
Record Number:51534 Last Updated: 2022-06-19 16:13:09 Record Created: 2007-06-06 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition