East Side Windows
The east side of the Sanctuary, or Narthex (entryway) contains five windows depicting Advent, Nativity, Epiphany, Christ Teaching, and His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.
"Advent" Window Given by J.T. Cozart Family (Window One-East Side)
Depicted is the Messianic Rose as prophesied in Isaiah 35, "The desert shall bloom as a rose at the coming of the Glory of God."
The figure is Moses holding the Brazen Cross in the wilderness (also known as the Tau Cross, the Advent Cross, or the Cross of Prophecy). (John 3:14)
Also shown is the Jesse Tree and the Star of David- "There shall ome forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of its root." (Isaiah 11:1)
"Nativity" Window Given by Mr. & Mrs. G.A. Parr in memory of Mr. & Mrs. J.J. Russell (Window Two - East Side)
Depicted are the stable and manger along with Mary and the infant Jesus.
There is the symbol of the Chi Rho above the manger - a monogram of Christ taken from the first two letters of the name of Christ in Greek–XPICTOC
"Epiphany" Window Given by Mr. & Mrs. G.A. Parr in memory of Senator and Mrs. Archer Parr (Window Three - East Side)
Epiphany means a revelation and represents the revelation of the Christ Child to the Wise Men in particular, and to the Gentiles at large.
The Wise Men (or Magi) are holding three gifts with symbolic reference of their own: Gold which represents the kingly office of our Lord, Frankencense which represents the priestly office of our Lord, and Myrrh which represents the martyrdom of our Lord.
"Christ Teaching" Window Given in honor of Mr. & Mrs. W.C.Tiller by children Jimmie, Kathryn, and David (Window Four - East Side)
This window represents what is considered one of the great teachings of Jesus Christ - The Sermon on the Mount.
At the top is an eight pointed star symbolic of the eight Beatitudes given in this teaching. This star is also known as the Regeneration Cross.
"Triumphal Entry" Window Given in memory of Margaret Kempe by husband and daughters Ben, Ila Rae, and Karole
This window depicts the triumphal entry of Jesus into the city of Jerusalem in what is celebrated as Palm Sunday - the traditional beginning of Holy Week in the Christian Church.
Included are waving palms and the cheering masses of people spreading their garments on the path before Christ.