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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: All Saints Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Connick (Charles J.), Ltd.

City: Pontiac

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

Date of Window: 1950

Subject/Title of Window: St. Matthew

Brief Description of Subject: In the central lancet of this window, Matthew is represented holding a book and pen, marking him as one of the four Evangelists. Inscribed on the cover is his traditional symbol, the winged man. A money bag is shown at the bottom of the central lancet, referring to his prior calling as a tax collector. Despised because of his collaboration with the Romans, he was a most unlikely candidate for discipleship, as were all the Apostles.
"But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are (1 Cor. 1:27-29)."

The medallion in the right lancet shows his call by Jesus while working at the tax office and his immediate and unconditional response to this unexpected and inexplicable summons (Matthew 9:9). The medallion in the left lancet portrays him translating his Gospel into the languages of the countries he visited.
"We thank you heavenly Father, for the witness of your apostle and evangelist Matthew to the Gosple of you Son our Saviour; and we pray that, after his example, we may with ready wills and hearts obey the calling of our Lord to follow him; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever."

Height: ~82"

Width: ~78"

Type of Glass and Technique: Lead Came

St. Matthew
St. Matthew

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