No less than their prototypes in Medieval Europe, the churches of Harrisonburg display a great variety of stained glass. This wealth extends to both style and subject matter, although the timeless message of the Christian faith, redemption, and resurrection predominate. The fortunate worshipper is thus drawn forth, instructed and inspired by images which diffuse softly through glass, light, color, and space.
In May of 1982, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society published a booklet, The Stained Glass Windows in the Churches of Harrisonburg. This was accomplished in cooperation the Harrisonburg Ministerial Association. This 2016 book uses much of the text from the 1982 booklet, including church history and window descriptions, with the addition of full-color photographs which dominate the pages.
Authors of the orignial 1982 booklet were Martha B. Caldwell, Robert L. Lembright, Caroline T. Marshall, Thomas M. Ray, Paula D. See, and John E. Wood. Seymour Paul photographed the windows and edited this 2016 book.
Churches represented within: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Asbury United Methodist Church, St. Stephen's United Church of Christ, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, Otterbein United Methodist Church, First Churchof the Brethren, John Wesley United Methodist Church, and Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.
Book size: 8.5" x 11"