Truro, Cathedral Church of St Mary

e1 c. Lower east right

Entries in grey are not obtained from documentary evidence, but are inferred from content, context, etc.

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
Clayton & Bell
Main subject
Passion and Resurrection:
4c. Resurrection: Christ arises from the grave
3c. The angel addresses the holy women at the empty tomb
2c. The holy women anoint Christ’s body
1c. Pietà—the dead Christ in Mary’s lap
Subject type
Deanery of East
  1. CintW, , - “in preparation”.
  2. CintW , - cost lower lights=£500.
  3. MG Swift, The windows of Truro Cathedral—A Victorian vision fulfilled, Chapter 6.
The right-hand light of the lower east window

Events of the Passion and Resurrection.

PLANGENT · EVM · PLANCTV · QVASI · SVPER · VNIGENITVM (They shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son) (Zechariah 12:10).

1c. The Deposition. The angels at the top hold the Crown of Thorns and the nails with which Jesus was fixed to the Cross.

IBI · POSVERVNT · JESVM (There laid they Jesus) (John 19:42).

2c. The Burial. Mary Magdalene anoints the body with spices from the vessel on the ground in front of her. Next to it lies the Crown of Thorns.

DICITE · DISCIPVLIS · EJVS · QVIA · SVRREXIT (Tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead) (Matthew 28:7).

3c. The Three Marys at the empty tomb. Mary the mother of Jesus is first, in blue, then comes Mary Magdalene in red, holding a container of spices, and then ‘the other Mary’. The two angels at the top hold a banner on which is written RESVRREXIT · SICVT · DIXIT ([He] has risen, as he said) (Regina caeli, Queen of Heaven, ancient Marian Hymn).

ET · VIVVS · ET · FVI · MORTVVS · ET · ECCE · SUM · VIVENS · IN · SECVLA · SECVLORVM (I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore) (Revelation 1:18).

4c. The Resurrection. This scene and the Adoration of the Magi in 4a at the top of the left-hand light are the only parts of this window that are visible from the nave of the Cathedral.