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

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Building Name: Christ Church Cranbrook

Artist Name: Robert Toland Wright

City: Bloomfield Hills

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

Date of Window: 1927

Subject/Title of Window: Life of St. Paul, Part 1

Brief Description of Subject: Each of the six medallions in all three windows bears an inscription identifying an incident in Paul’s life. Example: “Labor with Hands” shows Paul in his vocation as a tentamaker. Some of the depicted incidents in Paul’s life: The stoning of Stephen, the conversion of Paul, Paul preaching at Antioch, Paul before Ceasar (misspelled in window as “Ceaser”), imprisonment of Paul, conversion of the jailer, beheading of Paul, etc.

This is the first of the three windows in the St. Paul Chapel. Each contains six medallions which have an inscription that names the scene depicted in the life of St. Paul. The scenes are in chronological order. Inscription and Source (top to bottom)

Left Lancet: Sees Aninias --- Acts 9:17-19
                    Saul Converted --- Acts 9:3-6
                    Stephen Stoned to Death --- Acts 7:57-60.
Right Lancet: Cast Out Spirits --- Acts 16:16-18
                      Stoned at Lystra --- Acts 14:19-20
                      Paul Preaches at Antioch --- Acts 12:12-42

These windows are Gothic revival style.

Inscriptions: Sees Aninias
Saul Converted
Stephen Stoned to Death
Cast Out Spirits
Stoned at Lystra
Paul Preaches at Antioch


Condition of Window: fair

Height: 10.75'

Width: 4.5'

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

Life of St. Paul, Part 1
Life of St. Paul, Part 1
Canopy
Canopy
Sees Aninias
Sees Aninias
Saul Converted
Saul Converted
Stephan Stoned to Death
Stephan Stoned to Death
Cast Out Spirits
Cast Out Spirits
Stoned at Lystra
Stoned at Lystra
Paul Preaches at Antioch
Paul Preaches at Antioch

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