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

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Window

Building Name: Church of the Divine Child

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Dearborn

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Eucharist-Gospel Side

Brief Description of Subject: Third of the seven sacraments depicted on the gospel side clerestory windows.

The sacrament of the Eucharist is described in 1Corinthians 11:23-26 -- at the Last Supper JESUS took bread and wine and blessed it and said "Do this in remembrance of me. For as often as you eat this BREAD and drink this CUP OF WINE, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes."

The sacrament of the Eucharist is depicted with a cup of wine topped with bread wafers and a fish on water -- the Greek word for "fish" is "ICHTHYS" which is an acrostic for "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior."

The window was conceived by a master stained glass designer, Marguerite Gaudin of Willet Hauser Architectural Glass.

Comments from "Our Stained Glass Windows" c.1970 -- in the "nave of the church, one notices seven square windows at each side of the clerestory walls .... each window on each side carries a symbol of one of the seven sacraments. These windows are very strong in their coloring because the artist wished to convey the idea of the strength-giving quality of the sacraments. A study of these windows will reveal that they tell their story eloquently."

Height: 48"

Width: 48"

Eucharist-Gospel Side
Eucharist-Gospel Side
Eucharist-Gospel Side, Willet Studio sketch
Eucharist-Gospel Side, Willet Studio sketch

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