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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John Armenian Church

Studio Name: Loire (Gabriel) Studios

City: Southfield

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1966

Subject/Title of Window: Saint Bartholomew

Brief Description of Subject: Overall description of the dome windows provided by the architect:
"Your eyes are drawn upward to the central disk at the top of the domed ceiling, seventy-two feet above the floor. From this central disk, sixteen arched windows, each glazed with faceted glass, portray saints important to the Armenian Church --- thirteen apostles [includes St. Paul] and three Armenian saints."
Saint Bartholomew is pictured with attributes associated with his martyrdom --- flaying knives and a sword with a curved blade. This comes from the writings of the theologian Hippolytus that while preaching the Gospel in Albanople, Armenia, Bartholomew was killed by first being flayed alive and then beheaded.

Height: 8'

Width: 2'

Type of Glass and Technique: Slab or Faceted Glass (Dalle de Verre)

Saint Bartholomew
Saint Bartholomew
Saint Bartholomew outside
Saint Bartholomew outside

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