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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John's Seminary

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Plymouth

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: St. Mattias

Brief Description of Subject: In the bottom portion of the window is St. Peter holding an urn who is drawing the name of Juda’s replacement from the urn.  The other two figures are the candidates, Joseph Barsabbas in red and Matthias in blue.  The center portion of the window depicts St. Matthias, who is wearing a purple garment and is in a preacher’s pose, carrying a battle axe. He is also accompanied by four angels.  In the top portion of the window, a hand, wearing the same color as Matthias’s garment, is grasping a knife.  A knife is a universal sign of violence and the red field symbolizes martyrdom.

St. Matthias
St. Matthias

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