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St. Paul's Catholic Church, Onaway, Michigan: artists Peter and Christel Brahm

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Building Name: St. John's Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Royal Oak

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Jesus the Good Shepherd

Brief Description of Subject: This window is located in the Chapel and looks out to the Resurrection Garden. The scenes and quotes in this window are found in John 10:1 - 18 NIV, "The Shepherd and His Flock."

Top Scene: "Parable of the Shepherd" begins with the attributes of a good shepherd. They enter the sheep pen by the gate, while a thief will get in by a different way. The good shepherd knows his sheep and the sheep know him. The scene pictures a good shepherd.

Bottom Scene: The people did not understand that parable, so Jesus explained. "I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved," Verse 9. "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me --- just as the Father knows me and I know my Father --- and I lay down my life for the sheep," Verse 14 - 15. The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life --- only to take it up again," Verse 17. The scene pictures Jesus as the Good Shepherd wearing the Crown of Thorns.

Inscription in the predella indicates that the window was given to the glory of God and in memory of Edward Robinson by his wife. The wife also had the inscription "Mizpah" placed just after the memorial inscription. A "mizpah" is a covenant between two people and is found in Genesis 31:49, "May the Lord keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other," NIV

Inscriptions: Giveth his life for his sheep [John 10:11 Douay-Rheims]
To the glory of God and in memory of
*1880 Edward Robinson * 1948.
The gift of his wife.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 82"

Width: 18"

Type of Glass and Technique: Lead Came

Jesus the Good Shepherd
Jesus the Good Shepherd
Jesus the Good Shepherd upper
Jesus the Good Shepherd upper
Jesus the Good Shepherd lower
Jesus the Good Shepherd lower
Jesus the Good Shepherd inscription
Jesus the Good Shepherd inscription

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