Window 12 - I believe in the forgiveness of sins

19 November 2015

I believe in the forgiveness of sins.

Stained glass windows are an artistic expression of the faith in Jesus Christ and his authority to forgive sins. "But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” (Luke 5, 24) The apostles and their succesors are giving the absolution through the baptism. Thus it is a sort of credo, that shows our trust in Church that recived from God total authority. "The "power of the keys" designates authority to govern the house of God, which is the Church. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, confirmed this mandate after his Resurrection: "Feed my sheep." The power to "bind and loose" connotes the authority to absolve sins, to pronounce doctrinal judgements, and to make disciplinary decisions in the Church. Jesus entrusted this authority to the Church through the ministry of the apostles and in particular through the ministry of Peter, the only one to whom he specifically entrusted the keys of the kingdom." (The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 553)

 
 
 
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or go directly to the rest of the stained glass windows:

Window 1 - We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty
Window 2 - We believe God, maker of heaven and earth, and of all that is, seen and unseen.
Window 3 - We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ
Window 4 - Second person of the Trinity
Window 5 - We believe in Jesus Christ
Window 6 - We believe in Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary
Window 7 - He suffered under Pontius Pilate
Window 8 - He descended into hell, on the third day he rose again
Window 9 - He ascended into heaven
Window 10 - We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life
Window 11 - I believe in the holy catholic Church
Window 13 - I believe in the resurrection of the body
Window 14 - I believe in the life everlasting. Amen.
Gallery / Left Window - Martyrs of Japan
Gallery / Middle Window - Immaculate Mother and the martyrdom of Christians
Gallery / Right Window - The Martyrdom of Christians in Japan,

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