Elements of Creation 3: Fire - Banner
Artwork by the Benedictine Sisters of
Turvey Abbey, faithfully reproduced by Brother Richard Roy S.C.
Banner dimensions are 116cm x
61cm (46" x 24")
‘The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush;
he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed.’ (Exodus 3:2)
- The next section shows the pillar of fire which led the Israelites through
the desert by night.
The Lord went in front of them in a pillar of cloud by day, to lead them along
the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light, so that they
might travel by day and by night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the
pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people. (Exodus
- The next section shows Mount Sinai where Moses met God. God reveals his glory
by enveloping the mountain in fire.
Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. The
glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six
days; on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the cloud. Now the
appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a devouring fire on the top of the
mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. Moses entered the cloud, and
went up on the mountain. Moses was on the mountain for forty days and forty
nights. (Exodus 24:15-18)
- The Second half of the panel explores fire and light in the New Testament.
The candles represent Christ as our light:
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but
will have the light of life. (John 8:12)
- The tongues of flame depict the coming of the Spirit at Pentecost:
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And
suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it
filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire,
appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were
filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the
Spirit gave them ability. (Acts 2:1-4)
- The final part of the panel looks forward to the heavenly Jerusalem where all
nations will walk by the light of God’s glory:
I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and
the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory
of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 4The nations will walk by its
light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. Its gates
will never be shut by day - and there will be no night there. (Revelation
Banner: Dye sublimation printing on a 100% close weave, natural feel polyester
material with dowling, tulip wood end caps and gold hanging cord. Fire
retardant: BS5867/Type B DIN4102. An extra depth of approx. 12"
should be allowed when measuring to allow for the hanging cord. A sample of the
material can be supplied upon request.
Delivery: Please allow 10-14 days from date of order.