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

3 comments:

  1. Vivid colours in this stained glass!

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  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.

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

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