Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Magdalen's feast

St Mary Magdalene -  in the east window in Seighford Church.

I seem to have gotten into the habit of collecting Magdalens.  St Mary Magdalene is always featured in Crucifixion scenes, weeping bitterly at the feet of Christ - as she is here in the east window in Seighford Church.
She always throws a long, bright splash of scarlet into the depiction, as she (traditionally) always had long red hair (as well as a scandalous previous life).  

July 22nd is her feast-day.  

See also:  Alrewas Magdalen; Mapleton Magdalen


  1. Vivid colours in this stained glass!

  2. Another good one Mark. When you have an opportunity please see if you can get into Cheddleton Parish Church and photograph the Burne-Jones windows. No need to publish this one if you don't think it's appropriate.

    1. Yes, Cheddleton is a lovely church; and its windows are special. I must go again