St. Mark's Stained Glass Window
The large window on the south wall of the sanctuary was designed by Glenn Mack. He is an Australian artist and craftsman, who works out of Melbourne and whose work is displayed throughout Australia and overseas. The design is highly symbolic, but does contain an unambiguous proclamation of the saving work of Christ, represented in the blinding splashes of white in the shape of the cross. In the middle is a clear image of the crucified Jesus, while the intensity of the cross gives off an energy which speaks powerfully of the mighty forces of the Divine power at work in the resurrection. Surrounding the cross are creatures symbolizing the four evangelists, especially St. Mark, our patron Saint. At the foot of the cross are symbols of Mary, Mother of our Lord and of Mary Magdalene, the first witnesses to the resurrection of Christ. The vegetation in the design is typical of much of the sub tropical vegetation found on the mountain. It compliments the clear window in the Lady Chapel which show a giant fig tree overlooking the valley below. The large Tudor Rose in the middle of the window also reminds us of our links to England.