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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church

Studio Name: Schmitt (Conrad) Studios

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1940

Subject/Title of Window: St. Luke

Brief Description of Subject: This is the fourth of 5 windows placed high in the sanctuary. Four of the windows feature one of the four Evangelists, while the middle window features the patron saint of the Church.
If a church chooses to have the Gospel writers in stained glass, they will most often be placed, as here, in the sanctuary with two on each side of the altar. This comes from Revelation where four winged creatures surround the throne of Christ. These creatures became associated with the gospel writers by Bishop Iranaeus in the 3rd Century.
Luke is pictured holding a book --- an attribute of a writer of scriptures.
Below the word "SAINT," is the sun --- symbol for Christ that comes from a prophecy found in Malachi 4:2, "For you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall rise."
Below the word "LUKE" is a standard with a cross --- symbol of victory. This originated from the legend that before a major battle, in which he subsequently won, Emperor Constantine dreamed he saw a cross in the clouds and had an image of a cross put on his standard. For Christ and martyrs, it symbolizes victory over death.

Inscriptions: SAINT LUKE

Height: 4' 6"

Width: 2' 6"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

St. Luke
St. Luke

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