Salem’s windows were created to surround the worshipper or visitor with a pictorial atmosphere of religious life, both historical and symbolical.
Just as the altar at the foot of the cross denotes the presence of God and the center of worship, the windows depict the most fundamental and sacred Christian beliefs.
While each windows tells its own story, their cohesiveness can be best appreciated by following a definite continuity in studying them.
As one faces the altar, the window at the right, nearest the altar expresses the thought of Creation. The window on the left is the Salem, or Peace window.
The second window on the right is the Baptism window and facing it on the left is the Communion window. These are the Sacramental windows and occupy position in the chancel close to the altar.
The next two windows on the right depict the Lord’s Prayer. These are followed on the right by the windows of the Creed, with the seventh, eighth and ninth windows showing events in the life of Jesus Christ.
The two rear windows on the left side of the nave are the Resurrection and Ascension windows, still a part of the series depicting the Second Article of the Creed.
The next window toward the altar represents the Third Article of the Creed, the Holy Sprit.
Following this, there are two windows delineating the Commandments. These are then followed by the Missionary or Discipleship window and, finally the Children’s window next to the Communion window.
For continuity of observation and study of Salem’s windows, the following diagram will be helpful.