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Building Name: St. Mary's Catholic Church

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

City: Grand Rapids

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

Date of Window: 1926

Subject/Title of Window: Last Judgement

Brief Description of Subject: Patris, et Fili, et Spiritus Sancti (In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit-the traditional sign of the cross with which Catholics begin and end prayer.) Alpha and Omega.
John the Baptist at the Jordan pointing to Christ the "Lamb of God" (Ecce Agnus Dei): John 1:29, 36. Mary in her life pointing to Christ the "Lamb of God". Peter holding the keys to the kingdom: Matthew 16:19. The window shows Christ in the center with Mary at his right and John the Baptist at his left. Both pointed out the Lamb of God: John at the Jordan, Mary in her life (notice the banner on John the Baptist Ecce Agnus Dei, Behold the Lamb of God. Below on the left we see Peter holding the keys to the kingdom standing in front of the gates of heaven which Christ has opened.
Michael driving Satan into punishment: Revelation 12:7-9. Michael drives satan and sinners into eternal punishment.

Designed by Dr. H. Oidtman. Installed by Herbert Gotzes, Inc., Chicago, IL.

Inscriptions: Patris, et Fili, et Spiritus Sancti


Condition of Window: Good

Height: 23'

Width: 9'

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

Last Judgement
Last Judgement
Alpha and Omega
Alpha and Omega
Last Judgement close-up
Last Judgement close-up

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