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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)

Date of Window: 1942

Subject/Title of Window: St. Matthew

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 and 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. Matthew" window and is bordered with geometric patterns as well as pictures of animals, boats, angels, and buildings.

The top level depicts an angel holding a shield with three golden bags of money --- attributes referencing Matthew's profession as a tax collector.

Below this is Matthew holding a quill pen and a scroll with the words "The Gospel of," symbols indicating Matthew as a Gospel writer. Above his head, is depicted the scene of the calling of Matthew found in Matthew 9:9: "Jesus ... saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth. 'Follow me,' he said, and Matthew got up and followed him." (NIV)

At the bottom is an inscription indicating the window was donated in the the memory of Olga S. Dean. Church records show this was a gift from her husband, Mr Richard E. Dean and that the window was dedicated on October 18, 1942.

Inscriptions: The Gospel of
St. Matthew
In Loving memory
Olga S. Dean
to the Glory of God

Condition of Window: Good

Type of Glass and Technique: Lead Came

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St. Matthew, bottom

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