St. Alban the Martyr

The St James of Nisibis Window

Chosen for a memorial to James Pollock when this window was installed in St Patrick's Church, Frank Street in 1898, St. James of Nisibis (also known as Jacob – the Latin is the same) is not well known. He holds a scroll with a Greek text from the Nicene Creed: γεννηθέντα οὐ ποιηθέντα, ὁμοούσιον τῷ Πατρί, δι' οὗτὰ πάντα ἐγένετο – "begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father, through Whom all things were made” – he is said to have taken part in the Council of Antioch in 341 where these elements of the creed were reaffirmed.

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