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Stained glass windows

Features A portrait of Dr Graeme Morton AM by former student Lily Zhu Features

Gloria in excelsis Deo: Come, o thousand voices, to me

“I sought to produce a portrait work that would capture the spirit of someone distinguished in the arts or other aspects of Australian culture, and naturally thought of Graeme and his contribution to youth music. Having been one of his young students once, his teaching has greatly shaped my appreciation of art and culture,” says Lily Zhu on Dr Graeme Morton AM

“As a Cathedral parishioner, I have often heard people refer to the Millennium Window as the ‘creation window’, believing it to represent the Big Bang or the creation of the universe. Rather, it’s a depiction in abstract terms of the exact moment of Jesus’ conception in Mary’s womb by the Holy Spirit" (Denzil Scrivens, March 2022)

New book dispels common misconception, shedding light on Cathedral conception window

A new book about a renowned self-taught stained-glass artist from Brisbane has dispelled a common misconception that the large window at the Cathedral’s entrance depicts the Big Bang