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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: St. Paul

Brief Description of Subject: St. Paul is shown here with his two main attributes:
1) Holding the sword of his martyrdom as he was put to death by beheading.
2) A sword resting on an open Bible (Word of God). This comes from his words on the Whole Armor of God, Ephesians 6:17, "And the sword of the Spirit [Gladius Spiritus] which is the Word of God."
Below the text "The Whole Armor of God" is the helmet of Salvation, and the breastplate of Righteousness. In the small insert St. Paul is shown struck down on the road to Damascus. In the base are three circles of water --- this symbol comes from the legend that when Paul was beheaded, his head bounced three times and at each spot a spring of water arose. In the fifth Century the Church of St. Paul At The Three Fountains was built on this site.
This window was designed by Katarine Lamb for the J & R Lamb Studios.

Inscriptions: Spiritus Gladius
Saul Saul
The Whole Armor of God
St. Paul

Height: 57"

Width: 37"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

St. Paul
St. Paul
Lamb designer's signature
Lamb designer's signature
Lamb studios signature
Lamb studios signature

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