Faculty Advisor

Oates, Karen Kashmanian


The goal of this project is to research the thirteen stained-glass windows in the nave of the Armenian Church of Our Savior. For each window, the scene depicted will be researched to determine the story or event from the Bible with which it represents, as well as the meaning of specific symbols used. Much of the research will be conducted online through religious articles and websites, interviews with the local priest, and the local Gordon Library at WPI. The aesthetic and emotional value of the windows to the parishioners will be evaluated, and the impact on the parishioners of knowing the stories behind the scenes depicted in the stained-glass windows will be assessed. The results of the research project will be documented in an educational brochure for print and electronic format.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2019

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project