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

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Window

Building Name: First Presbyterian Church

Studio Name: Wippell, (J.) & Co., Ltd.

City: Ann Arbor

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

Date of Window: 1964

Subject/Title of Window: Marriage at Cana; Feeding the Five Thousand

Brief Description of Subject: Gothic arched windows with two lancets, each with an eight-pointed medallion above and below, and a round medallion above all. Right window depicts the wedding at Cana. Our Lord stands with upraised hands. A servant pours water rom one jug to another, as it turns into wine. Our Lady stands in background. Medallion above depicts a grapevine. Medallion below shows the Holy Spirit in form of Dove descending on a pair of clasped hands [symbolizing Holy Matrimony].
Left window shows Our Lord holding the boy's fish, while the boy stands before Him holding the loaves of bread on a platter. A man, presumably St. Andrew, stands behing the boy. Other figures visible in background. Medallion above depicts fish with a banner reading ICHTHYS. Bottom medallion shows a ship with a fishing net, either as a symbol of the church or as the literal fishing boat of the Apostles.
Medallion at top of window shows IHS.
Window made by J. Wipple and Co., of London, England. All church windows installed by Bela Britok, of Detroit, MI.

Condition of Window: good

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Lead Came

Marriage at Cana; Feeding the Five Thousand
Marriage at Cana; Feeding the Five Thousand

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