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

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Window

Building Name: St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

Studio Name: Tyrolese Art Glass Company

City: Dearborn

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Dove with fish and Anchor with fish

Brief Description of Subject: The initial letters of the Greek phrase "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior" form the Greek word ICHTHUS, which means "fish." This symbol was used by believers in the early days of persecution as a secret sign of their shared faith.  The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. The anchor symbolizes the Christians' hope in Christ.

Inscriptions: Made in Austria


Height: 58”

Width: 16”

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Enamel Paint, Lead Came

Dove with fish and Anchor with fish
Dove with fish and Anchor with fish

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