Found project: St. Stephan


    Project : St. Stephan

    Language variant : St. Stephen's Church

    Architect : Willigis (comm – 1st church on site)

    Completion: 1340

    Locality : Mainz

    Country : Germany

    Building style : Gothic

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    Description :

    The Chagall choir windows in St. Stephan are unique in Germany. Between 1978 and his death in 1985, Russian Jewish artist Marc Chagall created nine stained-glass windows of scriptural figures in luminous blue. The figures depict scenes from the Old Testament, demonstrating the commonalities across Christian and Jewish traditions.

    Chagall intended his work to be a contribution to Jewish-German reconciliation, made all the more poignant by the fact that Chagall himself fled France under Nazi occupation. He chose St. Stephan due to his friendship with Monsignor Klaus Mayer, who was then the presiding priest of St. Stephan. Chagall’s work has been continued since his death by his pupil Charles Marq and by others.

    The church features a Gothic hall with a triple nave and quires at both the west and east ends. A large octagonal bell tower rises above the western quire.

    Despite the immense damage caused by both WWII and the powder explosion to St. Stephan, the 13th century altar mensa (or table) and the huge Tabernacle dating from about 1500 have both survived.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Stephen’s_Church,_Mainz (June 20, 2011).

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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