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

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Window

Building Name: Christ Church Detroit

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1885

Subject/Title of Window: Alpha and Omega

Brief Description of Subject: This window was once located in the transept of the Church but now resides in a hallway of the annex. This new location required the window to be illuminated artificially.

White lilies, the flower of the Resurrection, provides the background for the capital Greek letters "Alpha" and "Omega" as well for a mandorla enclosing a cross.

Those Greek letters come from Revelation 22:13 (KJV) --- Christ describes himself as the "Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last."

Inscriptions: James Frederick Ferguson
Sept. 15, 18866 : November 11, 1866
Nancy Maria Ferguson
Oct. 22, 1840 : Sept. 1, 1872
Frank Kilbourn Ferguson
Aug.25, 1854 : Jan. 18, 1884


Condition of Window: good

Height: 4'

Width: 4'9"

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

Alpha and Omega
Alpha and Omega

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