Saint James' Church Reredos
"The great reredos above the main altar was designed by Ralph Adams Cram and carved in Boston by the firm of Irving and Casson. The polychromed figures depict Christ and many great disciples and followers, including early Christians and historic leaders of the Anglican Church. The risen CHRIST IN GLORY, at the center of the reredos, is surrounded with symbols of the four evangelists. At Christ’s feet are adoring angels and the tree of life, symbolizing the resurrection and eternal life. St. James the Great (the patron saint of the parish) and St. Paul are shown at Christ’s right and left. Twelve scholars of the church are arranged in four columns. The three lower panels below the main altar piece serve as a prologue to the risnen Christ above. The center panel is a dramatic rendition of the Last Supper. In the left panel, Christ calls James and John to follow him, while Zebedee calmly mends to his nets. In the right panel Saul, blinded, travels the road to Damascus on his way to become St. Paul."