- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Several Rapid City churches are showing off their stained glass windows as a part of a tour intended to discuss the art, history and gospel behind each window.

The Sanctuary Stained Glass Tour begins Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Deanna Darr who attends South Canyon Lutheran Church organized the event after a church member suggested the idea.

“We wanted to invite people to take a peek at the windows. And maybe they have spent the last 30 years looking at a certain window, but don’t know the history or the meaning behind all the images,” Darr told the Rapid City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1XnlT8F ).

The Emmanuel Episcopal Church has windows dating back more than a century.



The Rev. Chris Roussell said the church was built in 1887 and the windows are original to the church. The largest stained glass window at the church cost $200 at the time, he said.

“Our windows have a historical significance to them,” he said.

There are nine stained-glass windows at South Canyon Lutheran Church. Their oldest window was installed in 1997.

“It’s very detailed. Each image in the window has a meaning behind it,” Darr said. “It’s not just a nature picture.”

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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