Castle Church Wittenberg Germany
Houses Martin Luthers Grave
Where Martin Luther
nailed his 95 theses on its main door
The Christus Rex Front Entrance Window
of Faith Lutheran holds a piece of glass
from Castle Church pictured here
The Christ-Child in swaddling clothes. Above is the star of Bethlehem, ox and ass shown below, Offerings are represented by the cup, vase and fruit.
Christ in the Temple at the age of Twelve
Above is the Star of David. The Lord Jesus holds the Book. Temple symbols are the tabernacle vessel, the sacred roll, and vase yielding “royal dainties.”
Christ as Teacher
His ministry begins by overcoming the temptation of the devil, turning down worldy riches (horn of plenty). Fish with coin falling from mouth has reference to an incident in the Savior’s teaching ministry.
The sun above stands for the “sun of righteousness with healing in his wings,” Mal. 4:2. The darkened sun and moon, the spear, the owl, torch, Roman helmet are all symbolic of some phase of Christ’s suffering.
Thunder and Lightning above, Matt 28:1-10. In the ancient church the peacock was a nobel symbol of immortality as it was felt that its flesh never decayed; the brilliance of its feathers suggests the glory of the new life. Other symbols of resurrection and life are the dolphin and the banner of victory.
The phoenix, rising out of its own ashes, represents the triumph of life over death through the Savior. The pomegranate is the symbol of the unity of the Church.