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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. Luke and St. John

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. Luke, and in the right lancet St. John, are holding a quill pen and a book, signifying they were writers of scripture.

Below St. Luke lies his symbol --- a winged ox, and below John lies his symbol --- a winged eagle. 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, Luke became the winged ox and John the winged eagle.

For many years, the man memorialized, Edward Horatio Parker, was the historian and Bible class teacher for this Church.

Inscriptions: Holy - Holy - Holy
To the glory of God and loving memory of Edward Horatio Parker June 1-1865 April 20-1913


Condition of Window: fair

Height: ~10'

Width: 4'

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

St. Luke and St. John
St. Luke and St. John
St. Luke and St. John Quatrefoil
St. Luke and St. John Quatrefoil
St. Luke and St. John close-up
St. Luke and St. John close-up
St. Luke and St. John tracery
St. Luke and St. John tracery

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