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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 Peter

Brief Description of Subject: Overall description of the dome windows provided by the architect:
"Your eyes are drawn upwards to the center 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 Saint Paul] and three Armenian saints."
Saint Peter is seen with the attributes of a fish caught in a net and two keys. These attributes have their basis in the Scriptures.
A fish caught in a net comes from the calling of Peter as found in Matthew 4:18 - 20, "As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 'Come follow me,'Jesus said, 'and I will make you fishers of men.' At once they left their nets and followed him."
The two keys come from Matthew 16:18 -19,  "Jesus replied... 'And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church ... I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.' "
The maker's signature appears at the bottom of the window --- Gabriel Loire, Chartres, 1966.

Height: 8'

Width: 2'

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

Saint Peter
Saint Peter
Saint Peter logo
Saint Peter logo
Saint Peter outside
Saint Peter outside

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