Tiffany Stained Glass Window
The central stained glass window of the Reverend John Davenport preaching his first sermon in New Haven on April 25, 1638. This stained glass window was designed by Joseph Lauber at Tiffany Studios (New York), and depicts the first Sunday worship for New Haven’s settlers in the wilderness of the Quinnipiack territory.
On that first Sabbath on April 25, 1638, the Puritan settlers gathered beneath an oak tree (near where today is the corner of College and George Streets). The Reverend John Davenport preached on the text “Then Jesus was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness”, and it was believed that in the midst of the Long Island Sound wilderness, they were forming a new Jerusalem.