This fifth of the series of seven double-lancet windows was installed in 1977 in memory of Ellen M. Hatfield (1868-1954) and James T. Hatfield (1865-1938) during the Rectorate of Reverend O. Worth May. The donors were their daughters, Ms. Louise Stickney and Miss Virginia Hatfield. James R. Taylor designed the window; it was fabricated in the Riordan Studio in Covington under the direction of Walter Bambach, successor to John Riordan. Ms. Stickney passed away having seen the window, but prior to the dedication by Bishop Addison Hosea on April 19, 1978.
Although not the first to be installed, the window displays the initial episodes of the Christian saga. The left lancet depicts "The Annunication" as set forth in the Gospel of St. Luke 1: 28-35. Within "The Annunication" medallion are also included symbols appropriate to the subject. The Archangel Gabriel holds a staff tipped by the fleur-de-lis, a stylized form of the lily and a symbol of The Holy Trinity and the Virgin Mary. The Candidum Lily shown beside the Virgin is a traditional symbol of purity. The Descending Dove is usually shown in the portrayal of "The Annunciation" and is symbolic of the Holy Spirit, always present in messages from God. The right lancet portrays "The Nativity" in Luke 2:8-18. Within "The Nativity" medallion is the Star of the Nativity which shone on the birth place of Our Lord and guided the Three Wise Men to Bethlehem. The Shepherd represents mankind to whom Christ was sent as the Redeemer. The Christ Child is thus portrayed turning toward the shepherd to fulfill this intent.
The accompanying symbols included were carefully selected to enhance and give added meaning to the two dominant themes. In the left lancet above "The Annunciation" medallion is the Old Testament symbol of the Burning Bush, Exodus 3:1-11. This is also an Annuncation -- for God has proclaimed to Moses that he is to lead the Hebrews from Egyptian bondage. Beneath the medallion is the Virgin Monogram, chosen from her many attributed for its beauty of design and traditional colors of blue and white. The Virgin's monogram is found as shown in hand-lettered ancient manuscripts. The five letters forming the name MARIA are woven together and, as shown in medieval art, the monogram has a crown over it. At the bottom of "The Annunciation" lancet is shown the heraldic shield bearing the venerable charges of St. Peter, the Keys Saltire (or crossed keys) superimposed on the inverted cross. Peter did not feel worthy to be crucified the same way as Jesus. The Keys are symbolic of the words of Jesus to Peter, "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven" ( Matthew 16:13-19). Above the "Nativity" medallion is the Old Testament symbol, Noah's Ark (Genesis 6: 9), which represents salvation. The rainbow is God's promise that His people wold never again be destroyed by flood (Genesis 9: 13). Biblical reference to Noah's Ark is also found in Matthew 24: 37-39. Beneath "The Nativity" is the Host and Chalice with radiant rays, long the traditional symbol of our Lord as well as Holy Communion.On the Host above the Chalice is the inscription IHC, an ancient monogram representing the Greek name, IHCOYC, meaning "Jesus." At the bottom is the heraldic shield bearing the charges of St. Andrew, fisherman and Disciple of Christ. We find the boat hook superimposed upon the Cross Saltire, upon which Andrew was crucified and shown here in red, symbolic of his humility and martyrdom. St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and his cross, white on blue, is the national emblem of Scotland. The window is in harmony with the earlier adopted pattern following faithfully the original grissaille work. The singular beauty and character was achieved by the careful selection of colors which are in themselves symbolic and ecclesiastical. Blue is the Light of Heaven, faithfulness, Divine Wisdom. Red is the symbol of charity, te Church, valor, and the impulse of a loving heart. White is for purity, the Annunciation, joy. Green means life, hope, immortality, the Trinity Season. Golds are symbolic of Heavenly Award. Purple is penitence, humiliation.