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

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Building Name: Cathedral Abbey of St. Anthony, formerly St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church (closed 2006)

Studio Name: Tyrolese Art Glass Company

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Subject/Title of Window: The Resurrection

Brief Description of Subject: Decorative medallion at the top contains the head of an angel surrounded by wings that vary in shade from green to blue. This medallion is identical to the medallion in the Annunciation window which is located on the opposite side aisle.

The scene of the Resurrection is not covered in scriptures, it picks up the story with the tomb empty on Sunday morning. Artists then are free, pending approval of the Church, to depict the actual Resurrection using their imagination. One of the early prohibitions by the Church was that the resurrected Christ was to have His feet on the ground and not floating in the air. This prohibition was later relaxed. In this window the resurrected Christ, with the stigmata and pointing to heaven, has his feet on the ground at the edge of the tomb, and is carrying a pole with the "Victory Over Death" banner. A beautifully draped angel is seen carrying a palm frond which is a symbol of victory over death. I believe the flowers at the feet of the angel might be poppies as that is another symbol in Christianity for the Resurrection and hence immortal life.

The donor's names, which appear at the bottom, where John and Catherine Blanke.

Inscriptions: JOHN & CATHERINE BLANKE


Height: 13.5'

Width: 44"

The Resurrection
The Resurrection
Angel medallion
Angel medallion
The Resurrection close-up
The Resurrection close-up
The Resurrection donors
The Resurrection donors

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