The Angel of Pergamos: Louis Comfort Tiffany

The Angel of Pergamos

The angel of Pergamos is dressed the clothes of a warrior, clad in golden armor and he holds a shield in his left hand. In his right hand, clutched to his heart is a glowing white stone. The stone and the green jewels of the armor were created from large chunks of glass that protrude from the surface of the window.

He represents the city of Pergamum, which was loyal to Rome. The city was a cosmopolitan center full of Hellenic and Asiatic influences. The people of Pergamum are both loving, performing good deeds as an expression of their faith, but they do not follow doctrine as an incentive for their good works.

From Pergamos we learn that reading the Bible is the way to become more closely aligned with the sacred. Love always needs the balance of wisdom for full expression. The white stone represents the pure source of love and wisdom, held close to the heart.

Lord, open my heart to your wisdom so that it will always be available to guide and lead me. Let me follow your way of truth in spreading love to all of your creation. In your name always will I do this work.