Tiffany Window Tours are available on Fridays and Sundays, noon to 1:30pm. Or, schedule an individual or group tour, email windows@PrincetonUMC.org To share the blessing, post photos and comments on Trip Advisor or Facebook and tag Princeton United Methodist Church.
The Tiffany window is an allegory of good triumphing over evil. Usually we see St. George on a horse, killing the dragon. Here his sword is sheathed. This strong youth has conquered evil and by implication is in heaven One St. George legend tells of a soldier who refused to worship pagan gods and was beheaded -- in Rome. This window honors Eddie Durrell, an engineering student in the 1880s, who died in his 20s from a brain aneurism -- in Rome. His father was a south Jersey preacher who had made a fortune from investing in cranberry bogs. Note that Tiffany artists etched details in acid, used thicker glass for the armor, and fashioned the scales of the dragon in Favrile glass, a process patented in 1894. The color is ingrained in the glass itself. The Tiffany Studio signature is on the lower right.