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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)

Date of Window: 1902

Subject/Title of Window: Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane

Brief Description of Subject: Decorative medallion at the top contains an angel's head surrounded by wings that go from shades of blue to fuchsia. This medallion is identical to the medallion in the "Nativity" window located in the opposite aisle.

This window is based on Luke's version of the "Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane". The Garden of Gethsemane is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives just east of Jerusalem. Luke 22:39-45 after the Last supper "Jesus went out to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, 'Pray that you will not fall into temptation. ' He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond them, KNELT DOWN AND PRAYED, 'Father, if you are willing take the CUP from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.' An ANGEL from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his SWEAT WAS LIKE BLOOD falling to the ground." You will have to enlarge the close up to see the blood drops on Christ's forehead.

The drapery on both figures is quite well done.

The donor of this window was Charles and Mary Hentschel.

Inscriptions: CHARLES & MARY HENTSCHEL


Height: ~13.5'

Width: 44"

Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane
Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane
Angel medallion
Angel medallion
Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane close-up
Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane close-up
Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane donors
Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane donors
Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane outside
Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane outside

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