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Eglise Saint-Martin
Rue de l'Eglise
10220 Montangon
Latitude: 48.399562
Longitude: 4.347754
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Presentation

We are so colourful like most of the glass made up to around 1540 in the Champagne region. Stained glass, we are there to transform the natural light and contribute to stirring the hearts of the faithful; indeed the church - building is allegorical, it must give to the Christian a picture, a foretaste of the paradise to which he aspires and so encourage him to produce the necessary efforts to reach there, notably by accomplishing good works; we illustrate one of these beneficial acts since we have been offered.
But we are also a vast book of pictures often copied from engravings that had circulated since the invention of printing. By luck in this small church we occupy nearly all the windows and you will be able to find as you walk around familiar images : the annunciation by the angel Gabriel, the nativity and Jesus' circumcision, the death of the virgin or Saint Sebastian and the beheading of Saint John the Baptist. Of course, at the bottom of each of us, on their knees, accompanied by their small families, you can see the generous donors who wanted, not very modestly it must be said, that their donation in favour of their church was immortalized by their presence. Go and see, in the choir, in the middle, of a rare theme : the story of the monk Theophile, the monk who had sold his soul to the devil : at the bottom it is written «Unknown good people placed this window. Don’t worry for their names. God knows them» The inscription and stained glass were restored in 1881. There weren’t just proud people at this time. One of the proud was Felix Paris, a priest, probably native of this parish. By offering one amongst us he acquired the good graces of his compatriots, but this canon and cantor of the cathedral of Troyes ,a good position it must be said, also makes a little bow towards the bishops who helped his career by having their coats of arms depicted! Nothing has changed, except the means to really make themselves seen by men and… God! 


Prix et dates

Free access

Depending on the season. You can contacting the intercommunal tourism office by info@pnrfo.org

Coordonnées

Stained Glass Windows Montangon
Eglise Saint-Martin
Rue de l'Eglise
10220 Montangon

Tel 03 25 43 38 88
Mail info@pnrfo.org