Bread of Life Stained Glass Hanging Piece
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As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household
What is the Sacrament of the Altar?
It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself for us Christians to eat and to drink.
Where is this written?
The holy Evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke, and St. Paul write:Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”
In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
What is the benefit of this eating and drinking?
These words, “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins,” show us that in the Sacrament forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given us through these words. For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation.
How can bodily eating and drinking do such great things?
Certainly not just eating and drinking do these things, but the words written here: “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” These words, along with the bodily eating and drinking, are the main thing in the Sacrament. Whoever believes these words has exactly what they say: “forgiveness of sins.”
Who receives this sacrament worthily?
Fasting and bodily preparation are certainly fine outward training. But that person is truly worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words: “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.”
But anyone who does not believe these words or doubts them is unworthy and unprepared, for the words “for you” require all hearts to believe.
From Luther’s Small Catechism © 1986 Concordia Publishing House, cph.org
DETAILS ABOUT THIS PIECE
The cross in this art piece is made from clear basketweave glass. Ruby red waterglass was appropriate for the wine. The goblet was made with gray/white opal glass. We used blue/white opal glass to form the grapes. We crafted the bread with amber wispy glass in combination with pearl white opal glass. The leaves of the grape vine are represented by a medium green opal glass. The background of the inner atmosphere consists of pale purple waterglass. The inner border was formed with ripple medium purple glass. We used clear seedy glass to represent the outer atmosphere. Dark Green/white opal glass made an effective compliment in the form of an outer border.
NOTE: Glass color and surface may vary from those described in the narrative. This is due to the availability of glass at the time of crafting. It is our commitment to match what is shown and described as close as possible.
As shown in the pictures, this is a beautiful and meaningful stained glass art piece. It creates an environment of sacred reflections. The last picture shows the panel in one of the latter stages of completion.
It measures 10 inches (25.400 cm) high and 14 inches (35.560 cm) wide.
It comes to you ready for hanging. It is also available, upon request, with an acrylic easel (tabletop stand) at no extra cost
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