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Building Name: Historic Trinity Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, over 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1930

Subject/Title of Window: Peter, Paul, and John

Brief Description of Subject: From, "An Interpretation of the Stained Glass Windows in Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit, Michigan. By their maker: Henry Lee Willet."

Clerestory No. 5    Peter, Paul, and John.
Peter holds in his hands the book and keys while at his feet is the cock which crew at the time of his denial of Our Lord. The predella shows Peter attempting to walk on the water. In the canopy above is the scene of his denial. The shield shows a church on a rock symbolic of his aid in the founding of the apostolic church.

Paul has in one hand the book symbolic of his many epistles, and in the other the sword symbolic of his martyrdom, while at his feet a ship under full sail standing for his missionary journeys. The predella shows Saul's conversion on the way to Damascus and above in the canopy Paul before Agrippa, while the shield shows Paul in prison.

John holds in his hand the Epistle and the pen at his feet is the eagle. The predella shows the call of John to discipleship and in the canopy is John at the Isle of Patmos writing down the apocalyptic vision. The shield shows the fish symbolic of his occupation.


Starting in 1996 all of the Willet windows were sent back to their studio in Philadelphia for restoration. The restored windows were re-dedicated in 1998.

Condition of Window: Fair

Height: ~12'

Width: 6'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came

Peter, Paul, and John
Peter, Paul, and John
Peter, Paul, and John canopy
Peter, Paul, and John canopy
Peter, Paul, and John close-up
Peter, Paul, and John close-up
Peter, Paul, and John predella
Peter, Paul, and John predella
Peter, Paul, and John outside
Peter, Paul, and John outside
Peter, Paul, and John Willet studio cartoon
Peter, Paul, and John Willet studio cartoon

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