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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Florian Catholic Church

Studio Name: Mayer (Franz) and Company

City: Hamtramck

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: Peter Denies Christ

Brief Description of Subject: Description: Floral pattern of grapes and grape leaves symbolize the blood of Christ. Top quatrefoil contains a triangle with an eye in it -- the all seeing eye of God. Also there is a "Dextera Dei" -- right hand of God. In the middle of the Quatrefoil is a rooster. The scene has Peter sitting by the courtyard fire. A Roman soldier is pointing at Christ and asking Peter if he knows this man. Peter has denied knowing Christ for the third time and Christ has now turned towards Peter. The bottom quatrefoil contains the Papal Tiara  -- Peter was the first Pope.

Note: Story of Peter's denial is covered in Luke 22: 54 -62. (Paraphrasing) Christ was being led to the high priests house and Peter was following at a distance. When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down, Peter sat down among them. On three occasion people claimed that Peter was with Jesus but Peter kept denying that he ever knew him. After the third time a rooster crowed and the Lord turned and looked at Peter and Peter remembered Christ had told him "Before the rooster crows you will deny me three times."

Height: 11'

Width: 3'

Peter Denies Christ
Peter Denies Christ
Peter Denies Christ close-up
Peter Denies Christ close-up

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