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 Saint Nicholas Stained Glass
Eglise Saint-Florentin, Saint-Florentin, Burgundy, France

photos courtesy of Denis Krieger

The stained glass is from the 1500s. The scenes are found in bay three, with seventeen lights telling the life and legends of Saint Nicolas. Click for larger images; the stories are identified, with links given at the bottom of the page.

Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
St Nicholas & the three children
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Statue for protection
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Goods stolen
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Statue beaten
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Birth of Nicholas
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Charity to 3 maidens
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Asking grateful father not to tell
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
In Myra Nicholas comes to church to pray
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Consecrated bishop
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Destroying demon-possessed tree
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Procures food in famine
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Saves 3 innocent men
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Saves ship sinking in storm
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Stops disguised devil
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Dishonest borrower
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Gold revealed in hollow staff
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Saves child with golden cup
Medieval St-Nicolas glass, eglise St-Florentin
Saint Nicholas window, bay 3, eglise Saint-Florentin

Links to stories
Row 1
    Panel 1 The Evil Butcher

Row 2
    Panel 2 - 4 The Guardian

Row 3
    Panel 5 Answer to Prayer: Nicholas' Birth
    Panel 6 - 7 Three Impoverished Maidens
    Panel 8 - 9 How Nicholas Became a Bishop

Row 4
    Panel 10 Demons, Be Gone!
    Panel 11 Famine Relief
    Panel 12 Righter of Wrongs
    Panel 13 The Sailors' Friend
    Panel 14 Oil and Water

Row 5
    Panel 15 - 16 The Deceitful Borrower
    Panel 17 One Cup or Two?
    (The last two panels show donors)

Photos: Denis Krieger, Mes vitraux favoris, used by permission.

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