The original printed booklet is available in the vestibule.
A Brief History of
Stained Glass Windows in Churches
Although colored glass was discovered in the artifacts of ancient Egypt, the art became popular in the Middle Ages when stained-glass windows became an important feature in churches.
The windows where not only necessary sources of light and works of artistic beauty, they portrayed the stories of biblical teachings. Books, and the ability to read them, were not commonly available. The means to teach the lessons of faith to both children and adults found an important solution in the windows of their churches.
Originally built as the “new Presbyterian Church” over 100 years ago, our St. Luke’s church building is part of Dahlonega’s Historic District. The stained glass images you see in our church replaced plain colored glass panels as part of an expansion and renovation in 2001.