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

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Building Name: St. Paul's Presbyterian Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Livonia

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1965

Subject/Title of Window: Baptism, Communion, Preaching

Brief Description of Subject: This window is located in the Chancel and pictures three services performed by a pastor and a symbol related to that service. In all three panels, the pastor is dressed in a Geneva gown with bands.

The left panel pictures the Pastor holding, in his left hand, an infant to be baptized while dipping his right hand into the baptismal font. The symbol for baptism used in this panel is a scallop shell --- a scallop shell was often used as a dish to pour water over the head of the person to be baptized.

The middle panel pictures the Pastor holding a dish containing communion wafers offering them to a member of the congregation. The symbols seen here for Communion are wheat stalks (bread) and a bunch of grapes (wine).

The right panel pictures the Pastor preaching at the pulpit. His right hand is on the Bible and left hand index finger pointing skyward. The symbol seen is a Tau-Rho cross on a rock. The Tau-Rho cross is a pictograph of Christ crucified on the cross. It is formed by the superimposition of the capital Greek letters Tau (T) and Rho (P). The rock is most likely the rock of Calvary.

Designed by Eric Sundean.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 4'

Width: 18" each

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Lead Came

Baptism, Communion, Preaching
Baptism, Communion, Preaching
Baptism
Baptism
Communion
Communion
Preaching
Preaching
Baptism, Communion, Preaching Willet sketch
Baptism, Communion, Preaching Willet sketch

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