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University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Sanctuary Window

Your particular attention is directed to the great Sanctuary Window above and behind the altar in this Chapel.  This window, as were all of the others now in this Chapel, was manufactured in the Cummings Studio of San Francisco at an original cost of approximately $10,000.00.  As originally constructed it consisted of three lancet windows, tall and narrow, which were installed in the Temple Methodist Church in San Francisco in 1930. These windows were removed when the church gave up its building in 1937. The windows were then on exhibition in the Temple of Religion of the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939-1940, after which they were presented to Morris Chapel by the trustees of the Temple Methodist Church. 

These three separate windows were then merged into the one large window consisting of three great panels, as you see them now, and were installed for the enrichment and the glory of our own sanctuary. If you will observe this window in detail,  you will note the three principal figures from left to right represent Faith, Love, and Hope, which is the theme of this window.  The central panel with the figure of Jesus Himself significantly portrays Him with the children, thereby symbolizing for us the idea of Christian love.