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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Church of the Divine Child

Studio Name: Thompson Art Glass

City: Dearborn

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1998

Subject/Title of Window: Matthew the Evangelist

Brief Description of Subject: First of seven panels by Dirk Thompson III that are designed to let light into the choir and to be consistent in design with the nave windows.

The medallion in the center uses the main attribute for the gospel writer Matthew -- a winged human. This symbol comes from Ezekiel 1:5-14 where there appears a creature with 4 wings and 4 faces -- a human, an ox, a lion, and an eagle; likewise in Rev. 4:5-8 four living winged creatures surround the throne -- a human, an ox, a lion and an eagle.  Early Christianity matched these with the four Evangelists. Matthew  became the HUMAN WITH WINGS as his gospel begins with the ancestry of Christ --- his human side.

Inscriptions: MATTHEW

Height: 67"

Width: 22.5"

Matthew the Evangelist
Matthew the Evangelist
Matthew the Evangelist close-up
Matthew the Evangelist close-up
Choir Panels
Choir Panels
Choir Panels, outside
Choir Panels, outside

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