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Sharing stained glass art for Christmas

Artwork available on Church websites

Stained glass art has traditionally been used in Christian churches and cathedrals for hundreds of years. It is part of the history of Christianity and holds great meaning for Christians.

Using the striking and beautiful imagery of stained glass, the Church has created a series of digital pieces of art that members can share online during the Christmas season.

The Nativity
The Nativity Photo: IRI

“As members of the Church, we love and seek to follow Jesus Christ,” said Elder David F. Evans of the Seventy and Executive Director of the Missionary Department. “This is a wonderful time of year to share our belief in the Savior with the world. These images share the Nativity story in a simple but beautiful way, reaffirming the divine life and mission of Jesus Christ.”

By sharing this commissioned artwork from the Church, it is hoped that people will reaffirm in their minds that members of the Church follow the Savior and His teachings. “We feel our friends of other faiths will identify with not only the use of stained glass art but also the teachings depicted from the Old and New Testaments that foretell His birth,” said Elder Evans.

An angel of the Lord declares the birth of Jesus Christ. Luke 2:8-18.
An angel of the Lord declares the birth of Jesus Christ. Luke 2:8-18. Photo: IRI

Members of the Church are encouraged to share posts containing these images on their blogs or webpages or through Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr and other social media platforms. Each individual pane will be posted each Tuesday and Thursday through Christmas Day.

The stained glass art can be found on the following sites:

On the web: Mormon.org/story-of-christmas

Facebook: Facebook.com/mormon

Google+: Google.com/+mormon

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Isaiah prophesies about the birth and life of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Isaiah 9:6.
Isaiah prophesies about the birth and life of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Isaiah 9:6. Photo: IRI
Mary is the chosen vessel for God to bring His son to the earth. Luke 1:26-38.
Mary is the chosen vessel for God to bring His son to the earth. Luke 1:26-38. Photo: IRI
Mary and Elisabeth visit together about the baby Jesus. Luke 1:39-55.
Mary and Elisabeth visit together about the baby Jesus. Luke 1:39-55. Photo: IRI
Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem. Luke 2:3-5.
Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem. Luke 2:3-5. Photo: IRI
Shepherds come to visit the Christ child. Luke 2:7, 12, 26.
Shepherds come to visit the Christ child. Luke 2:7, 12, 26. Photo: IRI
The wise men found in Matthew 2:1-2, 11.
The wise men found in Matthew 2:1-2, 11. Photo: IRI
The Nativity
The Nativity Photo: IRI