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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Window

Building Name: St. James Episcopal Church

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

City: Birmingham

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: St. James

Brief Description of Subject: John is shown with his quill pen and scroll symbolizing his service as Evangelist symbol of John as Evangelist. This again appears on the small shield in blue to the right of his shoulder. The balancing shield presents another symbol of John which the cup with the serpent rising from it. This refers to a legend which is symbolic of Johns wisdom, namely that on one occasion he was offered a cup of poisonous wine and through his power of Spiritual perception he could sense the present of the poisonous which appeared as a serpent rising from the wine.

Rising up in front of John is the symbolic Tree of Life from Revelation Which Is shown bearing of the nations. This leaf motif of the tree of Life is taken up through the entire blue background of the window white in the border the motif of the four square walls and gates of the Holy City is suggested in the squared off forms and patterns.  


Height: 57"

Width: 37"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

St. James
St. James

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