|"The Good Shepherd" Stained Glass Window - Central Christian Church - Lexington, Ky.|
A platform in the mechanical room brings you nearly to the face of Jesus, carrying the lost sheep to safety. The powerful art and imagery at Central Christian Church are reminders of their faith, designed to deepen spiritual understanding. A publication, Symbols in Our Journey of Faith, examines the art in this impressive church, as well as its meaning.
|Doorways depicting Moses and David|
Another entry to the church is through the prayer garden - a common feature found in churches as reminders of the first garden - "Eden, when God and humankind lived together in a relationship of absolute trust and obedience." The prayer garden was added during renovations to the church in the 1950s.
Many other stained glass windows frame the sanctuary: Gospel windows, The Three Graces (faith, hope, charity) window, and several Maltese crosses included.
Regardless of your faith preference, one must stand in awe of the beautiful sanctuary and structure of Central Christian Church. Like an onion, each layer of meaning and symbolism can be peeled away to reveal more meaning and symbolism in the church's journey of faith.
More photographs of Central Christian Church can be found on flickr.
Sources: Central Christian Church (DoC), Symbols in Our Journey of Faith.