St Clement's, Ewell

  • 307 Kingston Road
  • Ewell
  • Surrey
  • KT19 0BW

020 8393 5572

Beatitudes

The Beatitudes


 

The eight stained glass windows (four on each side of the church) are depictions of the Beatitudes  as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5.

 

1 Blessed are the Poor in Spirit2 Blessed are those who Mourn

 

 

3 Blessed are the Meek4 Blessed are those who Hunger and Thirst for Justice


The Beatitudes are at the beginning of the passage known as the Sermon on the Mount, the longest teaching given by Jesus.

They are radical if not revolutionary calls to Jesus' hearers changing the accepted views of his time.

 

 

6 Blessed are the Pure in Heart5 Blessed are the Merciful


8 Blessed are the  Persecuted7 Blessed are the Peacemakers


Today these be-attitudes
challenge us, his Christian followers, to a lifestyle different from much of our surrounding culture. As we strive to live out these  (be-) attitudes we very practically rely on the person Jesus Christ.




It is Jesus Christ who reveals to us the love of his Father in heaven and who empowers us with his Spirit to continue to be his message of liberation for all peoples in all times.      


The stained glass is  the work of artist Pierre Fourmaintraux. (1896 - 1974 )

The texts are from the  Revised Standard Version (Catholic Edition) Mt 5:3-10