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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Payne Spiers Studio

City: Lansing

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, more than 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1959

Subject/Title of Window: The Schuon Window

Brief Description of Subject: The Schuon Window was given by Earl W. Schuon and his family in memory of his wife, Margaret. It was dedicated on December 13, 1959. The three lancets honor saints who served Christ in various ways: John the Baptist, who prepared the way for Him; Joseph of Aramathea, who provided Him with a grave; and St. Matthew, who proclaimed Him in his writings. The implication is that though we vary in talents, in possessions, and in education, we may each in our own way give some special service to the Lord. The lesser symbols are those traditionally associated with the figures depicted in the window. Associated with John the Baptist are the fish (fishers of men) and the scallop shell (with baptism and the cleansing power of God); associated with Joseph of Aramathea are the cross draped with a shroud (Christ's death and burial) and the chalice (the Holy Grail of chivalry sought by the legendary Knights of the Round Table, said to have been brought to England by Joseph).

The Schuon Window
The Schuon Window

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