stained glass windowsSYMBOLISM IN THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE BLUE RIDGE BOULEVARD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Symbolism is the language of religion. The word “symbol” is derived from two Greek roots: “Smy” meaning “together” and “Ballein” meaning “to throw.” Hence, “Symbolon” is a sign, mark, or token implying the throwing together or joining of an abstract idea and a visible sign of it; the sign serving to record not by exact resemblance but by suggestion. In the early Christian church symbols were used freely for many Christians who could not read and, during periods of persecution, as a secret language.

Symbols are only as meaningful as they are able to express meaning to you. It is hoped this sanctuary will enable you, and all who follow, to worship God with greater depth, sincerity and devotion.  Read more about Architecture and Stained Glass.