The Cathedral Church of the Advent has been blessed in countless ways.
This book illuminates some of those blessings for the reader through photography, written history and meditations.
The descriptions of the windows and other artworks include stories about the donors and the persons in whose memories they were given to the Advent. Theses stories give the reader a brief history of the lives of those who contributed not only to the establishment and growth of the Advent, but also to that of the City of Birmingham. Brief genealogies of these Advent and city forefathers provide a link to many of today’s Adventers. Among the meditations’ authors are George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, Mike Hill, Bishop of Bristol, England and Kee Sloan, Bishop of Alabama. Other authors include the current Dean of the Cathedral, Frank Limehouse, and former deans Paul Zahl and Larry Gibson, as well as present and former Advent clergy and staff.
The features found inside the pages include:
- The History of Stained Glass Windows
- How Stained Glass Windows are Made
- Notable Stained Glass Studios
- Professional Descriptions of the Advent Windows
- Family Histories of Donors
- Twenty-nine Meditations
- History of Advent Organs and Organists
- Church Needlepoint
- Church Garden
- Bells, Chimes and Carillon
- Wood Carvings
- Birmingham City History