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Building Name: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Studio Name: Oidtmann (H.) Glass and Mosaic Studios

City: Grand Rapids

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1926

Subject/Title of Window: Holy Trinity-Baptism-Praising Angels

Brief Description of Subject: The Paraclete features the dove of the Holy Spirit: John 14:16, 14:26, 15:26, 16:7. God the Father and God the Son are depicted immediately below the Paraclete, thus forming the Holy Trinity.
The next panel down shows Saint Augustine and Saint Ambrose standing behind the Mediolanum font (the Baptismal font in Milan), as they sing the Ambrosian chant: Te Deum laudamus, Te Dominum confitemur (We praise you, O God, we acknowledge you to be the Lord).
The angels in the bottom are ringing bells and singing the Te Deum.

Panels have Gothic Filigree above and below the scenes.
Designed by Dr. H. Oidtman. Installed by Herbert Gotzes, Inc., Chicago, IL.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 23'

Width: 5'

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

Holy Trinity-Baptism-Praising Angels
Holy Trinity-Baptism-Praising Angels
Dove
Dove
Jesus Eternal Father
Jesus Eternal Father
St. Ambrose Baptizing St. Augustine
St. Ambrose Baptizing St. Augustine
Praising Angels
Praising Angels
Apse Overview
Apse Overview

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