SE6052 : Stained glass window s.XXVII York Minster

taken 5 years ago, near to York, Great Britain

Stained glass window s.XXVII York Minster
Stained glass window s.XXVII York Minster
This glass comes from St Martin-le-Grand church, York.
It portrays scenes from the Te Deum, and came to the Minster in the early 18th C.
The top panel shows God the Father with a pair of dividers with animals and men in a boat. The scroll shows "Te aeternum Patrem omnis terra veneratur"
Below, the angels are shown from "Tibi omnes Angeli; tibi caeli et universae Potestates".
The panel below with the Crucifixion shows "Pleni sunt caeli et terra maiestatis gloriae tuae" and below "Patrem immensae maiestatis".

The painting is excellent and probably from the John Thornton workshop.
York Minster Stained Glass
York Minster contains 128 windows that illustrate the arts and craft of glass painting over a period of 800 years.
Much of the ancient glass came from Germany and was transported across the North Sea and up the River Ouse. Mediaeval glass varied in quality and the poorer glass has suffered from erosion. A distinctive style of glass painting developed known as the York School, and was used in windows across the whole city. Windows were often given by Donors, who sometimes portrayed themselves in the window.
The windows here are often referenced by an old numbering system (normal numbers) as well as the new notation of the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi which is now standard, denoted by Roman numerals prefixed by position in the church.
York Minster
York Minster is a Gothic cathedral and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The Minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England, and is cathedral for the Diocese of York.
The first church on the site was a wooden structure built hurriedly in 627 AD. A stone structure was completed in 637 AD, since which the Church has undergone many refurbishments as well as serious damage including a fire in 1984 which destroyed the roof in the south transept.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 May, 2014
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Religious sites 
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York Minster 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6032 5216 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.7209N 1:4.9272W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6032 5215
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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