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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Monumental Stained Glass Windows from Canterbury Cathedral to Travel to the Getty Museum

LOS ANGELES—"The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today that six dazzling, monumental stained glass panels depicting the Ancestors of Christ from England’s famed Canterbury Cathedral will travel to Los Angeles later this year for an exceptionally rare exhibition opportunity. Five of these 12th-century stained glass works are leaving the Cathedral precincts for the very first time. The colorful windows will be one of the highlights of the exhibition Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister, which will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from September 20, 2013 to February 2, 2014. Following the installation at the Getty, the stained glass windows will travel to the Cloisters Museum and Gardens in New York City in spring 2014. “To see these beautiful four-foot panels of stained glass—incredible masterpieces of medieval English art that have graced the storied, magnificent cathedral at Canterbury for more than eight centuries—will be an unprecedented and extraordinary opportunity for Los Angeles. Because of the generosity of Canterbury Cathedral and the Getty’s strong international reputation, visitors will have the opportunity to experience the majesty and romance of Canterbury by being able to see these windows in all their glory up close,” explains Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, is one of the best-known Christian buildings in England and is part of a World Heritage Site. Famously featured in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims honoring Saint Thomas Becket, who was murdered in the Cathedral in 1170. As the Mother Church of the Anglican Communion, Canterbury will be the site of the March 21st enthronement service for the Anglican head of church, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. The windows depict imposing, near life-sized seated patriarchs of the Old Testament, including Noah and Abraham, from a series representing the ancestors of Christ. The six figures on view at the Getty had been installed in the Great South Window at Canterbury since the late eighteenth century when they were moved there from their original settings in the cathedral’s clerestory. Along with 18 other figures, they were removed from the Great South Window in July 2009 so that conservation work could be done on the architectural framing. Since then, the panels have been exhibited in rotations of four at a time in the Cathedral’s crypt..." there is more: http://news.getty.edu/press-materials/press-releases/canterbury-and-st-albans-treasures-from-church-and-cloister.print
Canterbury Windows visit Los Angeles:
Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister
Thanks to Getty Communications, Thanks to Amy Hood, Thanks to Elizabeth Bell
COME VISIT GUATEMALA.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING AND GREETING YOU AT ST. JAMES/SANTIAGO CATHEDRAL IN GUATEMALA CITY AND  ST ALBAN MISSION IN ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA.  BOTH ARE ENGLISH SPEAKING PARISHES AT THE DIOCESE OF GUATEMALA, IARCA ( Inglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America is a province of the Anglican Communion).


 St. Alban´s Mission, Antigua, meets every Sunday at the Casa Convento Concepcion at 12:00 noon. Holy Eucharist is celebrated.

*St Alban´s, Antigua, Guatemala is a special mission project of St. James English speaking parish at the Cathedral of Santiago, Guatemala City.


The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Bishop and Rector of St. Alban's


The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister.


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