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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 Letter to the Romans

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 third window on the left side of the church is based on Paul's letter to the Romans, chapter 5, verses 17 and 18, "It is true that through the sin of one man death began to rule, because of that one man. But how much greater is the result of what was done by the one man, Jesus Christ!... So then, as the one sin condemned all men, in the same way the one righteous act sets all men free and gives them life." The cross upon which Christ hung for our salvation is superimposed over a skull, symbol of death.

The lower half of the window is based on Romans 1:20, "Ever since the creation of the world His invinsible nature, namely, His eteranl power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made." Here is the newly-created world with heavens, water, fish, animals, man, and woman. All illustrate the invisible qualities of His eternal power and His divine nature.

This window was given by Mrs. Charles Livermore and children in memory of Mr. Herbert L. Kunze, Sr.

Height: 132"

Width: 42"

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

Paul’s Letter to the Romans
Paul’s Letter to the Romans
The Story of St. Paul, L4-L1
The Story of St. Paul, L4-L1

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