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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: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1912

Subject/Title of Window: To Bury the Dead

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

To Bury the Dead-Lawrence
Lawrence is one of the more honored martyrs of the early church. He was one of the seven deacons serving Rome. The Prefect of Rome, having heard rumors of immense, hidden Christian wealth, is said to have called Lawrence before him and demanded the riches. Lawrence then brought before the astonished Prefect a series of outcasts and derelicts with the claim that this was the true wealth of the church. For the affront, Lawrence was painfully tortured and roasted alive. According to tradition, some of the Senators were so moved that they took up and buried his body - the scene depicted here. In the lower corner is a laurel wreath, the Roman symbol of victory. It should be noted how unusually Lawrence is portrayed here. Although the figure has a large masculine hand, the face seems unusually soft and almost feminine.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 15

Width: 3

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

To Bury the Dead
To Bury the Dead

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