XVII. Lord’s Supper
Depicting the Sacrament of the Altar, or the Lord’s Supper, this window faces the baptismal window, thus placing the sacramental windows opposite one another.
Jesus holds in His hands the bread and the chalice containing the wine.
His words, “This is my body; this is my blood,” are recorded by three of the holy evangelists, Matthew, Mark and Luke, as well as by the Apostle Paul. The additional words for the cup, “poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins” (Matthew 26:28) speak of the benefits of the sacrament.
The wheat sheaf and the cluster of grapes symbolize the earthly or natural elements of bread and the wine.
The window depicts the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. He serves us, making us thankful for his sacrificial life and giving us a renewed sense of our vocation in the communion of saints: the church militant, on earth, as well as the church triumphant, in God’s eternal presence.