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Building Name: Christ Church Detroit

Studio Name: Heaton, Butler & Bayne

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1916

Subject/Title of Window: St. Matthew and St. Mark

Brief Description of Subject: The two windows on the side of the Chancel feature the four Evangelists. In their canopies an angel is holding a banner, combined, their inscriptions read "Holy, Holy, Holy ... Lord God Of Hosts" Isaiah 6:3 WYC.

In the left lancet St. Matthew, and in the right lancet St. Mark, are holding a quill pen and a book, signifying they were writers of scripture.

Below St. Matthew lies his symbol --- a winged human, and below St. Mark lies his symbol --- a winged lion. In Ezekiel 1 and Revelation 4, four winged creatures appear --- a human, a lion, an ox, and an eagle. The early Church identified these creatures with the four Evangelists. Although reasons vary for this designation, Matthew became the winged human and Mark the winged lion.

The man memorialized, Arthur Maxwell Parker, was a vestryman in this Church for 13 years.

Inscriptions: Lord God of Hosts
To The Glory Of God And In Loving Memory Of Arthur Maxwell Parker August 5, 1858 : June 26, 1914


Condition of Window: fair

Height: ~10'

Width: 4'

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

St. Matthew and St. Mark
St. Matthew and St. Mark
St. Matthew and St. Mark Quatrefoil
St. Matthew and St. Mark Quatrefoil
St. Matthew and St. Mark close-up
St. Matthew and St. Mark close-up
St. Matthew and St. Mark outside
St. Matthew and St. Mark outside

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