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

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Window

Building Name: Historic Trinity Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1930

Subject/Title of Window: Candelabra and Lily

Brief Description of Subject: This decorative aisle window was designed to let light into the Church. It is in the shape of a lit candle and features two shields with symbols:

Symbols used:
Lamp stand with seven candles: In the Old Testament it is a symbol of Israel and its duty to be a "light for the Gentiles" Isaiah 42:6. In the New Testament it symbolizes Jesus --- "I am the light of the world" John 8:12.

White lily: A bulb buried in the ground (tomb) only to rise again (resurrection). The white lily blooms in the early Spring and thus came to be called the "Easter Lily" and symbolizes the Resurrection.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: ~42"

Width: 14"

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

Candelabra and Lily
Candelabra and Lily
Candelabra and Lily outside
Candelabra and Lily outside

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