The Chapels of St. Paul’s School

St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, has two chapels:  The Chapel of St. Paul (The Old Chapel) was built in 1858, and the Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul (The New Chapel) was completed in 1888. Both chapels feature splendid stained glass windows. Below is a selection of photographs I took recently of the windows of the two chapels.

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The pelican is a medieval symbol of piety, and is the mascot of St. Paul’s School. This beautiful example of old stained glass is from the Old Chapel.

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This dragon detail is from a small window in a side porch of the New Chapel, and depicts St. George slaying the dragon.

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This detail of a large window in the New Chapel shows a bright red devil tempting Jesus: “Himself hath suffered being tempted.”

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Deep lovely colors in this section of crest work are features in this hand-painted glass detail from an Old Chapel window.

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“Oikoumene” is a Greek word meaning “the inhabited earth.” This beautiful window in the Old Chapel reminds us that we all sail along the same seas .

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