Sonia Halliday

Arrayed in Papal Robes and jewel-encrusted tiara—symbols of his divine authority—God creates the sun, the moon and the stars in this detail from the “creation window” in the 16th-century La Madeleine church in Troyes, France. The scene mirrors the wonderment of the eighth psalm:

“When I look at Your heavens, the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars you established,

What is man that You are mindful of him,

humankind that You pay him heed?”

(Psalm 8:4–5)