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The William J. Seymour Chapel
One of the chapel's most striking features is the large stained-glass window
in the William J. Seymour Chapel. The dominant cross reminds us of the atoning death of our Lord Jesus
Christ. Behind the cross is a circle, an ancient symbol of the Godhead, from which rays of light stream to pervade the universe with God's glorious presence. Fiery ribbons, representative of the work of the Holy Spirit in creation, revelation, and renewal, reach out to encircle planet earth, also prominently featured, to remind us of God's fallen creatures on whose behalf He has issued a powerful missions mandate. One of the ribbons forms a dove, a biblical symbol of the Spirit. The ribbons encircle the earth with changing colors depicting the spectrum of the light and God's infinite creative power. In the cross are 12 small circles representing the apostles who, in their foundational role, speak of the church in the redeeming and creative work of the Triune God. The one clear circle on the left represents either Mathias or the Apostle Paul. The three on top represent Peter, James and John. Praying hands reach up from earth as redeemed humankind offer to God their prayerful intercession.
are also two side windows. One highlights William J. Seymour and the Azusa Street Mission.
The other features Mrs. Alice Flower, the wife of J. Roswell Flower, the first General
Secretary of the Assemblies of God. "Mother" Flower was an outstanding teacher. She had
excellent journalistic skills and edited a weekly magazine The Gospel Witness, which ultimately
became the Pentecostal Evangel. She is honored as a pioneer, a writer, a great mother
and a deeply spiritual and influential person in the kingdom of God. The stained glass
windows were donated by the Ohio District Council of the Assemblies of God and were designed
by Binns Stained Glass.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 9:30 AM