How St. Stephen’s congregants used their art

I found this clipping as I was organizing unexplored portions of the church archives. It’s from the scrapbooks of one of the most famous of St. Stephen’s rectors—and a committed clipper, to judge by the number of volumes! The undated photo logically dates after his arrival to St. Stephen’s (1942). It shows us a really interesting case of how the congregation used a monumental church memorial in its devotions. Here, Carl Steinhäuser’s Burd Children’s Memorial (1849-1852) is a site of prayer for the Resurrection at Easter by young people just like those in the memorial (buried just below). Really interesting!

—Suzanne Glover Lindsay, St. Stephen’s historian and curator