Gallery / Right Window - The Martyrdom of Christians in Japan

19 November 2015

Stained glass window depicts kind reception of St. Francis Xavier in Japan and the persecution scenes - extremely crues and violent. The figures in the window are only one among many victims of the persecutions. Thousands of Christians were tortured and killed in a very cruel ways - crucified, burned alive, stabbed.

Upper window depicts "daimyo" - Sorin Otomo the feudal ruler of Japan, who kindly invited St.Francis and together with his subordinates received baptism.

Middle window depicts the crucifixion of 26 christian in Nagasaki in 1627

Lower window depicts the martyrs: in the foreground there is kneeling Doctor Migeru and Nicolas Keyan from Nagasaki (1633). On the left Hayato Diogo Kagayama with the family (the martyrs from Kokura, 1619). On the right side, in the backround Adrian Mondo's wife from Arima put to the test "fumi-e" (1613)

 
 
 
To view the details click on the desired part of the picture please. Big picture of stained glass panel together with description of the theological content will be displayed.
 

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 12 - I believe in the forgiveness of sins
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,

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