The James and Dorothy Doss Chapel at
Weatherford Regional Medical Center
The stained glass artwork in the chapel is designed on the theme of The Trinity. It evokes the assurance of the omnipresence of God in His three manifestations as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The concept of the Trinity expresses God about us, God with us and God for us. God the Father is God about us in nature and is symbolized by the hand of creation. God the Holy Spirit is God with us to comfort us and is designated by the descending dove. God for us is God the Christ, who is for us now even as he dies for us, and His sacrifice is signified by the crimson cross. The fish is the traditional symbol of the Christian, the hallmark of the martyrs. The two thieve’ crosses on the panels at the entrance together with the cross of Chris upon the hill complete the representation of Golgotha.
The symbolic language of the Christian faith has its origins in the history of the early church. The idea of Trinity, the Three-in-One, has give unity to the number three, which is repeated many times in the chapel. Thus the theme and structure of the design form interlocking triangles. The colors, as well as the forms, have special significance; red denotes sacrifice; blue, purity; green, renewal and faith; gold, divinity.
The faceted glass panels were designed and executed by the studios of Gordon and Hulbert Smith of Fort Worth, Texas. The brothers are descendents of a pioneer family of Parker County, sons of W.D. Smith.