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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: 1967

Subject/Title of Window: Jesus at Bethany; Miracles of Jesus

Brief Description of Subject: Gothic arched window with two lancets, each with an eight-pointed medallion above and below, and a round medallion above all. Right window shows St. Mary Magdalene wiping Our Lord's feet. Judas Iscariot and St. Lazarus sit at the table. Behind them St. Martha stands. Medallion above depicts a fountain [of living water]. Medallion below shows lilies of the valley.
Left window shows Our Lord healing a cripple. In background are other figures, waiting to be healed. Medallion above depicts anchor, symbol of hope, and St. Andrew's Cross, [Saint Andrew is patron of Scotland, home of the Presbyterian church]. Bottom medallion shows a thistle [national flower of Scotland].
Medallion at top of window shows tongues of flame.
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

Anointing at Bethany; Healing at Bethsaida
Anointing at Bethany; Healing at Bethsaida

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