TARRYTOWN, NY (AP / CBSNewYork) – Twenty years after a Tiffany stained glass window was put into storage, it is again gracing a suburban New York church.
WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi: The Choir Sang For The Beauty Of The Earth
Known as the John Knox Allen Memorial Tiffany window, it was designed in Tiffany’s New York studios in 1930. It hung above the altar of the First Reformed Church of North Tarrytown in honor of Allen. He was pastor of the church for 50 years.
North Tarrytown is now Sleepy Hollow.
When the church merged in 1991 with the Second Reformed Church down the street, the window was taken down and crated up.
The Journal News says parishioners of the combined church on Sunday admired the restored window in an annex that was expanded to accommodate it.
“When this was unveiled, the choir sang for the beauty of the Earth, and it really did feel that way. You know, this is such a gift that G-d has given to us,” Pastor Jeffrey Gargano told WCBS 880 reporter Catherine Cioffi.
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