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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Peter's Episcopal Church

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: John the Evangelist Chapel Window

Brief Description of Subject: This is one of the three windows located in the chapel. They are the sole survivors from their earlier Church.
Comments by Nola Tutag in her book "Discovering Stained Glass in Detroit," The chapel ... windows in Renaissance style from the 1870s and 1880s, offer an interesting contrast to the medieval style of the chancel window [Te Deum].
This window does not get much light as it is situated very close to the Church wall.
In the roundel is a lamb carrying a banner with a cross --- this is the triumphal lamb (Christ) introduced in Revelation 5.
In the lens, John the Evangelist is seen writing out the Revelation from words and visions being provided by an angel from God, (Revelation 1:1-2). Behind him is an eagle. As an attribute of John, this comes from the writings of Irenaeus (3rd Century) who made a connection between the four Gospels and the four winged creatures that surrounded the throne in Revelation 4:7, a lion, an ox, a man and an eagle. Eventually in iconography, Mark became the lion, Luke the ox, Matthew the man, and John the eagle.
The spaces surrounding the lens and the roundel are decorated with acanthus leaves.

Height: 70"

Width: 31"

John the Evangelist Chapel Window
John the Evangelist Chapel Window

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