This window is found in the stairwell leading up to the balcony. "Gestiftet vom Frauen Verein 1909" Translates to: "Donated by Women's Association in 1909" The symbol is a Pelican - The Pelican is an exclusive Christian symbol that denotes the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and is representative of atonement and redemption. The pelican is said to pierce its breast to feed its young ones with its blood and save them from starvation. As the embodiment of self-sacrifice, the bird ...came to be likened to Christ readily giving up his life and blood for the spiritual nourishment of other people and thus, became the ideal symbol for reparation and salvation. The magnanimous of the pelican has also made it a symbol of charity, generosity, nurturing, resourcefulness, responsibility, humility and camaraderie.
This window is smaller than the sanctuary windows, but packs a powerful message .. simply done. Thank you to our own Women's Association for all the work that they do!