E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester

The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester


All Saint's Day 1st November

This is a cropped picture of the east window of the church at St Cross, Winchester. I thought it was appropriate for today - November 1st - All Saint's Day.

Taken from the BBC website :-

Remembering saints and martyrs and dedicating a specific day to them each year has been a Christian tradition since the 4th century AD, but it wasn't until 609AD that Pope Boniface IV designated May 13th to remember all martyrs. Over 200 years later, in 837AD, Pope Gregory IV extended the festival to remember all the saints and designated November 1st as the date.

It's always quite a joyous day in the church calendar with rousing hymns remembering the good people who have gone before. One of my favourites is "For All the Saints", which begins :-

For all the saints who from their labours rest,
Who thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy name, O Jesu, be for ever blest.
Alleluia.

The hymn was written by William Walsham How and first published in 1867. It is usually sung to the tune "Sin Nomine" ("Without Name") written by Ralph Vaughan Williams for the 1906 version of the English Hymnal.
You can hear the tune - here -

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The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester


All Saint's Day 1st November

This is a cropped picture of the east window of the church at St Cross, Winchester. I thought it was appropriate for today - November 1st - All Saint's Day.

Taken from the BBC website :-

Remembering saints and martyrs and dedicating a specific day to them each year has been a Christian tradition since the 4th century AD, but it wasn't until 609AD that Pope Boniface IV designated May 13th to remember all martyrs. Over 200 years later, in 837AD, Pope Gregory IV extended the festival to remember all the saints and designated November 1st as the date.

It's always quite a joyous day in the church calendar with rousing hymns remembering the good people who have gone before. One of my favourites is "For All the Saints", which begins :-

For all the saints who from their labours rest,
Who thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy name, O Jesu, be for ever blest.
Alleluia.

The hymn was written by William Walsham How and first published in 1867. It is usually sung to the tune "Sin Nomine" ("Without Name") written by Ralph Vaughan Williams for the 1906 version of the English Hymnal.
You can hear the tune - here -

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Unfortunately the picture hasn't uploaded cleanly, but never mind.
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comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Nov 2008, 01:09
Like the Adam & Eve panel, Ellie, but don't recognise those other guys in their red stage-beards.
Very nice picture Ellie!
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 1 Nov 2008, 09:04
Very appropriate, Ellie. Something that's often forgotten with all the hype around Halloween. Beautiful colours in this.
What a beautiful stained glass window. You captured it very well Ellie!
I was driving around Cornwall yesterday evening and was surprised at how much the trick or treat fad has caught on. There was a halloween party at the Eden Project where there were masses of people in fancy dress, and around the streets too.

very nice stained glass window.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Nov 2008, 10:51
You always manage to find an appropriate picture for a special day. I'd love to see the window itself, don't think I've ever been to Winchester
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Nov 2008, 12:44
It is an amazing piece of ART, I love these windows, they have so much to tell, thank you for the information with it.
You did a great job, so sharp so full of colour.
I know how hard it is to get a good picture of stained glass windows. So I can appreciate the quality of this one. To me it looks perfect, so well done.
beautiful window Ellie
I remember this as a striking window Ellie - any anything by Vaughan Williams is fine by me!
Nice exposure on this one Ellie and perfectly appropriate. Beautiful color and detail. What a fabulous example of stained glass artistry. Too bad we don't see much of this calibre often in newer installations.
Not so bad ! I like very much stainglasses !
Great posting Ellie, I've just sung the hymn to Maureen who's sitting at the table near me.
This is a magnificent window, very well photographed.
A great detail in this difficult taking of the glassware!

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