Stained Glass Windows
of
Third Presbyterian Church

A Tree Planted by the Rivers of Water

A Tree Planted by the Rivers of Water
Willet Studios, 1961

The righteous man, "He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water." High contrast reds and blues are used in this more contemporary window by Willet Studios of Philadelphia. The artistic references include the curvilinear shapes of the fifties design world, and the flattened and chopped perspective of the cubists. The multicolored fish in the stream are symbols of early Christianity.

It was given by their children in memory and honor of William A. Alexander (1886-1950). Mrs. Alexander brought to the Session of Third Church in 1953 the motion which eventually led to the action of the Presbyterian Church to ordain women to the ministry in 1955.

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Rochester, NY