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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Andrew Catholic Church

Studio Name: Emil Frei Associates, Inc.

City: Saginaw

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1912

Subject/Title of Window: To Councel the Doubtful

Brief Description of Subject: From Faith in Stained Glass Saint Andrew Church booklet by Michael Bell, published August 15, 1976.

To Counsel the Doubtful-Paul
There is a great deal in the New Testament concerning Paul. Over half of the Acts of the Apostles is devoted to his missionary journeys and approximately a dozen letters are attributed to him. The seventeenth chapter of Acts relates that Paul was rejected in Athens because of the people's idolatrous practices and he spoke before an assembly of Athenians to defend his Christian beliefs. It is likely that Paul made only a few converts here and then he went on to Corinth. The buildings shown in the background are like the treasury buildings often built near major Greek temples. Athens possessed the pre-eminent temple to the goddess of wisdom, Athena. It is somewhat ironic that Paul is shown "counseling the doubtful" in a city dedicated to the puruit of wisdom.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 15'

Width: 3'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

To Councel the Doubtful
To Councel the Doubtful

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