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

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Building Name: Akiva Hebrew Day School (formerly known as Congregation Beth Achim)

City: Southfield

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Fourth Day

Brief Description of Subject: Description of stained glass windows in main sanctuary
The Seven Days of Creation
Six windows spell as in Hebrew from right to left bereshit “In the beginning…each window showing one of the six letters and the seventh one, because it is a day of rest.
 
Window IV
“And God said, Let there be light in the firemament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and four seasons…and let them be for lights in the fireaments of heaven to give light upon the earth… and God made two great lights.. the greater light to rule the day, the lesser to rule the night and the stars.. and to divide the light from the darkness…Above constellations are Cancer, Capricorn, Libra and Aries, each depicting the stars and each a different season. The moon is divided into four part, i.e. four weeks, but also shows a crest. Sun rays carry V and III, below is division of land and water which is carried through entire them starting in window II.



Fourth Day
Fourth Day

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