Have you ever wondered why do stained glasses have representations of the Bible? I mean, what’s their real purpose besides being decorative? Well, wonder no more, because we have the answer.
Stained glasses have representations of the Bible or by the lives of Saints so that illiterate people can be educated regarding the teachings of the church.
Even though stained glasses in churches’ windows date back to the 4th century, their real expansion was under Pope Gregory during 6th century. During that time, Pope Gregory urged the use of stained glasses so that the stories and teachings of the Bible are conveyed to the illiterate people, who were the majority.