St. John The Evangelist Church in Boston
St. John the Evangelist Church in Boston has a very storied history. For decades it was home for one of the few monastic groups of the Episcopal Church, the Society of St. John the Evangelist. The church on Boynston Street has closed and been sold. The parish is joining with The Cathedral Church of St. Paul a few blocks away across the Common in downtown Boston. This stained glass window will be the focal point for a new chapel added during a complete renovation of St. Paul’s Cathedral. The St. John the Evangelist Chapel was created as a memorial to the traditions and long history serving the community of inner city Boston. The window depicts a chalice and host surrounded by a Nautilus lead work design. Grapes and wheat are depicted as symbols for the Bread and Wine, Body and Blood of Christ, Holy Sacraments of Holy Eucharist. Hidden in the background is a silhouette of the iconic facade of the St. John the Evangelist Church. The nautilus lead work design repeats the form of a modern sculpture added to the pediment of the Greek revival architecture of the St. Paul’s Cathedral.