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Christ Church Oxford and Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford

Updated on February 9, 2012

Hello, This hub is going to be about Christ Church Oxford and the Magdalen College Chapel , I will be trying to explain some of the Stained Glass stories as I see them.

There are within both the church and chapel many interesting windows that tell a tale about our Christian History and one window in particular, or section of window. Its called the Sea of souls, installed around the 15th centuary.

Please do not steal any of my images, they are all copyright to myself. If you like the image email me or leave a comment.

Christ Church Oxford
Christ Church Oxford
Christ Church Oxford
Christ Church Oxford

Chist Church Oxford Video

Below is a Youtube video of images from Christ Church Oxford

Stained Glass Windows In Christ Church

A Selection of Stained Glass Windows within Christ Church, Some of the windows i know a little about, which i will give a brief description.

The others i will attempt to find out more information

Jonah Surveying Nineveh 1631
Jonah Surveying Nineveh 1631
Life Of Paul
Life Of Paul
Rose Window
Rose Window
St Frideswides Stained Glass Window
St Frideswides Stained Glass Window
St Michael
St Michael
St Cecillia
St Cecillia
Saul and David
Saul and David
Samual and Eli
Samual and Eli

Sea of Souls Stained Glass Window

This section of window called the "Sea of Souls" is very interesting, dated around the 15th centuary.

The souls last journey, from earth to heaven.

On the Sails you will see what we call "semen fluid" which can represent the rebirth of the soul into the afterlife.

Or does it mean as one soul leaves the earth plain to heaven, another is returning to the earth plain from heaven.  (Two schools of though on that i think)

As you can see the souls have an angel to transfer them safely across the river.

The two windows below the sea of souls, i think represent adam and eve and the garden of eden.

Arborvutae means tree of life or spiritual development. The Serpant or snake wrapped around the tree is symbolic of the Devil.

It is interesting because a Hindu form of Yoga represents the same idea. This is called Kundalini. (Shakti)

Shakti lies coiled at the base of the spine. It is envisioned either as a goddess or else as a sleeping serpent.The Kundalini resides in the sacrum bone in three and a half coils and has been described as a residual power of pure desire once released through meditation it is said to enlighten the individual.

So with kundilini the spine is the tree of life and the serpent is coiled around its base.

Sea of Souls Stained Glass Window

Sea of Souls
Sea of Souls

Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window

Thomas Beckett's Stained Glass Window is recorded as the oldest window in Christ Church. There is an older Stained Glass Window within the Sales Shop along from the church entrance, this glass is missed by most visitors as its on a staircase in the shop.

Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)
Thomas Beckett Stained Glass Window (Section)

Magdalen College Chapel

Below their is a Video and Images taken at Magdalen College Chapel

West Window of Magdalen Chapel

18th Centuary painted window that shows the "LAST JUDGEMENT"

Last Judgement Stained Glass Window
Last Judgement Stained Glass Window
Last Judgement
Last Judgement
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section
Last Judgement Section. (My fav section---Scary---. If life wasn't bad enough we have to face him at the END)
Last Judgement Section. (My fav section---Scary---. If life wasn't bad enough we have to face him at the END)

Africa Fund Raising Video

The Saint's Windows

Below is six painted 18th centuary widows of early Saints

Facing the East of Magdalen Chapel

The Images like most of my images are made up of several single images blended into One final image. (Panoramic).

The 1st image shows the chapel.

The 2nd image shows the Choir area and Pews.

The 3rd image is a cropped image taken from the 2nd image.

After Effect Video

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    • mike1242 profile imageAUTHOR

      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      thanks for the comment Lamme

    • Lamme profile image

      Lamme 

      8 years ago

      Loved the pictures!

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