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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Joseph Catholic Church

Studio Name: G. C. Riordan Stained Glass Studios

City: St. Joseph

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1904

Subject/Title of Window: St. John

Brief Description of Subject: St. John is dressed in gold with red and green overgarment. He is writing in a book.

St. John was the son of Zebedee and Salome and brother of St. James the Great. John joined Jesus during the first year of His ministry. John was the sole disciple not to forsake Jesus during His Passion. At the foot of the Cross, Jesus placed Our Lady into his care. John preached and baptized in Jerusalem, Asia Minor, and Ephesus. He wrote the Gospel named for him, three Epistles, and possibly the Bokk of Revelations. John died c101 A.D. at Ephesus.

He is the patron saint of bookbinders, booksellers, editors, engravers, lithograhers, papermakers, printers, publishers, art dealers, painters, and theologians.

The quill and open book represents an evangelist. John is depicted as a young man.

Inscriptions: Florence, George and Caroline Kammerer

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 18'

Width: 44"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass

St. John
St. John

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