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Chapel Challenge

 
 
 Welcome to the On-line Chapel. 
 
April, 2009 - While visiting St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church in Oshkosh, WI, I was struck by these beautiful stained glass windows in an otherwise very modern church (with great art).  The windows are apparently from another church building that was being torn down.  Because there are 12 windows it is pretty clear that these are the 12 apostles, however, they are completely UNLABELED.  Even the priest didn't seem to know who was who.  How many can you identify?  I have numbered them, one through twelve. left to right, as they appear in the church.  The world will be a better place if you can help me solve . . . 
 
"The Chapel Challenge" 
 


 
 
        Apostle 1                                             Apostle 2                                      Apostle 3                                     Apostle 4
 
 
  
 
(Above, left to right, apostles number 5, 6, 7 and 8)
 
 
  
 
 
 (Above, left to right, apostles number 9, 10, 11 and 12) 
 
                                                                                     
 
The Twelve Apostles:
 
Andrew                                            Matthew (AKA Levi)
Bartholomew                                   Matthias (replaced Judas)
James, the Elder                             Simon Peter
James, the Lesser                           Philip
John                                                Simon, the Zealot
Jude (AKA Thaddeus)                     Thomas
 

August 2011 update:  Mitchell, SD windows added.  Challenge completed?!

April 2010 update: Crookston Cathedral Collection

  


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