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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: Transfiguration-Daniel 3-Genesis 18

Brief Description of Subject: St. Mark, in triangle in center of clover, with a lion’s head on his shoulder.
Christ and the two angels appearing to Abraham at Abraham's tent: Genesis 18; recounts the visit of three men to Abraham. After Jesus' resurrection, traditions started to develop that one of the three men was a prefigurement of Christ, due to the reference that "the Lord appeard to Abraham" (Genesis 18:1). Moses, Jesus, Elijah seen by John, James, Peter
The Three Young Men in the Furnace: Daniel 3. Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego in flames watched by King Nebuchadnezzar and nobles.
The Transfiguration on Mount Tabor: Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 23:50-56, John 19:38-42. Abraham in tent, with three angels

Panels have Gothic, Filigree design above and below each panel. The scenes go chronologically from bottom to top.
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

Transfiguration-Daniel 3-Genesis 18
Transfiguration-Daniel 3-Genesis 18
St. Mark
St. Mark
Christ Appearing to Abraham
Christ Appearing to Abraham
Three Youths in the Furnace
Three Youths in the Furnace
The Transfiguration
The Transfiguration
Apse Overview
Apse Overview

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