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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Paul Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Flint

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1968

Subject/Title of Window: Paul's Lineage

Brief Description of Subject: From "The Life of St. Paul," booklet.
Two aspects of Paul's story are parallel here. It will be seen that the color scheme alternates panels of warm and cool colors. The reds and golds symbolize the love, the glory and power of God. The panels in these hues portray the temporal life of Paul as he lived it on earth and as described in the Book of Acts. Those openings in cool greens, blues and purples with very little nuance or contrast express the hope and salvation of manking, and symbolize the spiritual life of St. Paul illustrating symbolically some of his words largely from his Epistles.

The first window on the left side of the church show's Paul's lineage, indicated by the wolf symbol of the tribe of Benjamin ("I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin." Romans 11:1), is part of Paul's proof that God has not rejected his people.

The bottom half of the window is based on Acts 13:47. "I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles, that you many bring salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth." God's hands hold the world which is illumined by a small flame. The sword represents the Word of God.

This window was given by Evelyn and Hilton Farley; Lois and Thomas Quinsey; Nancy Quinsey Bosley; and Arlene Laesch in honor of Mr. and Mrs. William Laesch on the occassion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Height: 132"

Width: 42"

Type of Glass and Technique: Slab or Faceted Glass (Dalle de Verre)

Paul's Lineage
Paul's Lineage
The Story of St. Paul, L4-L1
The Story of St. Paul, L4-L1

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