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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John's Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Royal Oak

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1943

Subject/Title of Window: St. Phillip

Brief Description of Subject: This window was designed for this parish's Gothic styled church which opened in 1926. Subsequently the congregation needed a larger church and replaced this church with a modern styled church which opened in 1957. They moved the stained glass windows to the new church. This window is now located on the second level of the facade, which features the Apostles.

This is the "St. Philip Window. and is bordered with geometric patterns as well as animals, boats, angels, buildings, et alia.

The top level depicts an angel holding a shield with a Tau cross and a bread basket. The Tau cross is a symbol for his martyrdom by crucifixion. The bread basket refers to Philip's speaking part found in the miracle of "Jesus Feeds the 5,000." Jesus had asked Philip where should we buy bread to feed the 5,000 that had gathered. "Philip answered him, 'Eight months wages would not buy enough bread for each to have a bite." John 6:7 NIV

Below this is the figure of St. Philip holding one of his attributes, a patriarchal cross. Above his figure is a scene with the inscription "We would see Jesus." This scene depicts John 12:20 -21, "And there were certain Greeks among them that came to worship at the feast [Passover]: The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, WE WOULD SEE JESUS." (KJV)

At the bottom would have been the inscription "St. Philip," and a memorial inscription, but these were removed to fit the window to its present location. Church records show this window had been given as a tribute to Fred W. Baylie, sexton, organist, and choir master by "one of our devoted families," and dedicated February 21, 1943.

Inscriptions: We would see Jesus

Condition of Window: Good

Type of Glass and Technique: Lead Came

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