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Building Name: Christ Church Detroit

Studio Name: Clayton & Bell

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1910

Subject/Title of Window: St. Michael, Peace Angel, St. George

Brief Description of Subject: This three lancet window is located in the Gospel side transept. During WW II this area became the "St. Michael's Chapel", to be used as a place for private devotions for those going into the armed services.

The inscription "He that overcometh shall inherit all things" is found in Revelation 21:7 (KJV). The "overcometh" refers to triumph over evil. The personification of evil is the dragon, thus the choice of St. Michael and St. George.

St. Michael is depicted in the left lancet. In Revelation 12: 7 -9, there was a war in heaven between St. Michael and his angels against the dragon (devil) and his angels. The devil and his forces lost and were cast out of heaven and onto the earth.

The middle lancet features the "Angel of Peace" carrying an olive branch --- the symbol of peace.

The right lancet pictures St. George of Lydda. There is a legend that when St. George, a Roman soldier, was passing through the town of Silene, Libya, he was told a dragon was killing the people and promised to help them in the name of Christ. St. George was able to slay the dragon and the people converted to Christianity.

Inscriptions: He that overcometh shall inherit all things
S. Michael
Angel of Peace
S. George


Condition of Window: fair

Height: 4'

Width: 4'9"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint, Silver Stain, Etching or Sandblasting

St. Michael, Peace Angel, St. George
St. Michael, Peace Angel, St. George

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