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

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Building Name: Church of the Divine Child

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Dearborn

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Holy Orders-Gospel Side

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

This window contains objects that a candidate would receive from the bishop during the ordination process or as gifts from family. Seen here are a STOLE, in this case inscribed with the capital Greek letters Alpha and Omega --- Rev 1:8 "'I am the Alpha and the Omega' saith the Lord", a CHALICE, and the "BOOK OF GOSPELS" that contains the complete text from all the four Gospels that a priest would read from throughout the liturgical year.

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"

Holy Orders-Gospel Side
Holy Orders-Gospel Side
Holy Orders-Gospel Side, Willet Studio sketch
Holy Orders-Gospel Side, Willet Studio sketch

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