Toronto church’s stained glass window tells the frightening story of another refugee influx — from Estonia National Post
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Toronto church’s stained glass window tells the frightening story of another refugee influx — from Estonia
Joe O'Connor | December 23, 2015
A stained glass window at St. Andrew's Ev. Lutheran Church depicts Estonian and Latvian "boat people" on Jarvis Street in Toronto, Ontario, Thursday December 10, 2015.
(Tyler Anderson / National Post)A stained glass window at St. Andrew's Ev. Lutheran Church depicts Estonian and Latvian "boat people" on Jarvis Street in Toronto, Ontario, Thursday December 10, 2015.

The stained glass refugee window at St. Andrew’s Church on Jarvis Street faces south toward Lake Ontario. It is not displayed prominently. Walk by it, and you are liable to miss it.

But stop and look up, and what you will see is a Gothic church window unlike any other. There are no Jesus, Joseph or Mary or crosses or saints or other symbols of faith, but a grim, almost colourless scene, rendered in greys and blacks, depicting a boat full of people with haunted expressions — refugees from more than 70 years ago..................

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