The stained glass windows in the sanctuary of the Lyons First United Methodist Church in Lyons, GA have a unique and modern style.
They are made in a style called faceted stained glass. They resemble mosaics, with impressions of images roughly fashioned with chunks of chipped glass.
During our journey through Nazareth, we stopped at the Community of the Sisters of Nazareth and at the Church of the Annunciation. I was struck still in both places when I saw their stained glass. I did a double take every time.
In both churches, both built on 1st century holy sites, both likely built on top of the homes of the members of the Holy Family, are faceted stained glass windows. The windows aren’t the same as the ones in Lyons, but it felt like a piece of home in the Holy Land. And now it will feel like a piece of the Holy Land at home.
I thought you would like to see them. When you look at the glass in the sanctuary of Lyons First UMC, you can recall the connection that we share through sacred art with these two churches of Nazareth in the Holy Land.