A POEM A DAY - ANGEL OF THE ETERNAL GOSPEL


I was shocked yesterday to read of the damage done to one of the angel windows at Coventry Cathedral. A pane of the West Screen depicting the Angel of the Eternal Gospel was broken in an attempted burglary and the Cathedral is raising funds to repair the damage or if necessary, replace the pane. 


The West Screen at the Cathedral entrance is a magnificent wall of glass designed by John Hutton and engraved with 66 figures of saints and angels. It is hauntingly beautiful, even more so when looked at from the steps of the old Cathedral when the ruins of the old are reflected on the saints and angels of the new building.


Coventry Cathedral was raised out of the ruins of the St Michael's Cathedral bombed during the blitz on November 14th 1940. From its inception it was conceived as a project of forgiveness and for many years it has been a place of worship, peace and conciliation between peoples and faiths. In a time where peace feels threatened and the world a more dangerous place I hope that the spirit of Coventry Cathedral continues to shine its very special and needed light and that the new window will remind us that scars can be healed with love and forgiveness. 


If you would like to donate towards the cost of repairing or replacing the angel panel, please click on the Coventry Cathedral link below. 




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