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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. James Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Lamb (J. and R.) Co.

City: Birmingham

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Tertullian

Brief Description of Subject: Tertullian was a monk in the Middle Ages. He lived from 160-245 A.D. He wrote the Apologetic and the quotation below is from that writing.

The glimpse of a early Roman town and basilica appears at the top. The early Christian catacomb symbol of Chi Rho, of the alpha and omega hanging from the arms of the cross, appears to his left, while the old lamp of wisdom, appropriate for Tertullian, appears on the shield.
At the bottom are the symbols of the grape and wheat, since it was Tertullian who did the final codifying of the words of the mass in the original Latin. A glimpse of him at work at his literary task is shown in the lower part.

This window was designed by Katharine Lamb for the J & R Lamb Studios. The watercolor is from the Lamb Studios Archive at the Library of Congress.

Inscriptions: Tertullian
No Man Is Wise Who Holds Not The Faith

Height: 57"

Width: 37"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

Lamb signature
Lamb signature
Tertullian watercolor
Tertullian watercolor

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