Church Tour

Please take a virtual tour of our church, facilities and grounds.  We hope you find it so appealing that you will join us on Sunday or at one of our parish events.

A striking sight in the church is the stained-glass window which crowns the altar.  Dedicated to the memory of Henry Lay, first bishop of the Easton Diocese (1869-1885), it was added in 1891.  The scene portrayed as most likely a presentation of a verse in Acts, Chapter 8.  It tells of St. Peter exercising the "laying on of hands" in confirmation in which the Samaritans receive the Holy Spirit.  In the Episcopal Church the act of confirmation can only be administered by a bishop.
(Click on the picture for an enlargement.)

The inscription on the left and right panels are in Latin.  A translation is provided below:

Ad Gloriam Magnam Dei, et in Sacram Memoriam Henreci Champlin Lay, +D.D.+
Qui Episcopus Eastonis erat, ab Aprili A.D. MDCCCLXIX ad Mortem Ejus Sep. MDCCCLXXXV

To the Great Glory of God, and in Holy Memory of Henry Champlin Lay, D.D. (Doctor of Divinity)
Who was Bishop of Easton from April 1869 AD until his death, Sept. 1885.

(Translation courtesy of Kemp Wills)

Click here for a photograph and biography of Bishop Lay.