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Building Name: Historic Trinity Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Detroit

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

Date of Window: 1930

Subject/Title of Window: Timothy, Eunice, and Barnabas

Brief Description of Subject: From, "An Interpretation of the Stained Glass Windows in Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit, Michigan. By their maker: Henry Lee Willet."

Clerestory No. 8   Timothy, Eunice, and Barnabas

Timothy holds a staff symbolic of his journeys, and in his hands Paul's cloak - "The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee." At his feet is a statue of Diana the destruction of which he brought about. In the predella is Paul sending forth Timothy, charging him to be a faithful servant and a good soldier. In the canopy Timothy with Paul, in prison. The shields show the quill and ink pot, symbolic of this work as a scribe, and a ship symbolic of his journeys.

Eunice, symbolizing Motherhood, or Christian Education, holds in her hands the book and lamp, symbols of teaching and knowledge. In the predella is the young Timothy being brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord by his mother Eunice and his grandmother Lois. In the canopy is shown Paul in Eunice's home, helping her in solving the problems connected with Timothy's upbringing. The shields show the keys and cradle, symbolic of the housekeeper and mother.


Barnabas holds in one hand the pilgrim's staff and in the other the Book on which reposes three stones which, together with the flaming pyre at this feet are symbolic of his martyrdom. The predella subject shows the young Barnabas and Saul together in school discussing religion, while the canopy subject shows Paul and Barnabas planning their missionary voyages. The shields show the Street called Straight, and the Eye, symbolic of restoration of Saul's sight.

Starting in 1996 all of the Willet windows were sent back to their studio in Philadelphia for restoration. The restored windows were re-dedicated in 1998.

Condition of Window: Fair

Height: ~12'

Width: 6'

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

Timothy, Eunice, and Barnabas
Timothy, Eunice, and Barnabas
Timothy, Eunice, and Barnabas canopy
Timothy, Eunice, and Barnabas canopy
Timothy, Eunice, and Barnabas close-up
Timothy, Eunice, and Barnabas close-up
Timothy, Eunice, and Barnabas predella
Timothy, Eunice, and Barnabas predella
Timothy, Eunice, and Barnabas outside
Timothy, Eunice, and Barnabas outside
Timothy, Eunice, and Barnabas Willet studio cartoon
Timothy, Eunice, and Barnabas Willet studio cartoon

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