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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Cathedral of St. Paul

Studio Name: Heaton, Butler & Bayne

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1910

Subject/Title of Window: St. Paul Preaching at Athens

Brief Description of Subject: At the top of the canopy is a four sided figure shaped in the form of a cross with a shield that has the initials "SP" (Saint Paul).

The scene and the inscription are found in Acts 17:16-34 (KJV). Paul was preaching in Athens and some of the people were curious about the new divinity and his resurrection, so they invited him to explain this new God to them. His explanation begins with verses 22 "Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with the inscription `To The Unknown God'. WHOM THEREFORE YE IGNORANTLY WORSHIP, HIM DECLARE I UNTO YOU.

The memorial inscription in the bottom portion of the window contains a quote from Paul's preaching at Athens. Acts 17:28 "That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: FOR IN HIM WE LIVE, and move, and have our being." Also in this section are two coats-of-arms. The shield on the left on a red field with two gold crossed swords pointing up, is that of St. Paul's. The one on the right appears to have palm fronds --- the symbol for martyrdom.

At the bottom right of this window is the signature "Heaton, Butler & Bayne"

Inscriptions: In Memorial
In Him We Live
By E. Louise Farrington
Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship him declare I unto you

Height: 10'

Width: 40"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint, Silver Stain

St. Paul Preaching in Athens
St. Paul Preaching in Athens
St. Paul Preaching in Athens, canopy
St. Paul Preaching in Athens, canopy
St. Paul Preaching in Athens, close-up
St. Paul Preaching in Athens, close-up

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