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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. James Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Lamb (J. and R.) Co.

City: Birmingham

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: St. George

Brief Description of Subject: St. George, who lived in the 4th Century, was a Roman Legionary. There is a legend that a dragon was killing the people of Silene. When the city's princess was about to be killed by the dragon, an angel gave St. George a white banner with a red cross on it. Riding up on a white horse he then slew the dragon. Where the blood of the dragon fell, a red rose sprung up, and all the people of the city converted to Christianity. There is another legend that has St. George returning to earth wearing white armor with a red cross on it and helping the crusaders at a battle for Antioch. This became the standard dress for a crusader.
St. George is pictured here dressed as a crusader slaying a dragon. To the right is the shield of a warrior with the colors of the Christian flag --- blue for the water of Baptism and red for the blood Jesus shed on the cross. To his left is a lens with two feathers. Roman soldiers wore plumed helmets, for this St. George is the patron of feather makers. Many countries have made St. George their patron including England where the Cross of St. George, a red cross against a white background, appears on their Union Jack as seen in the bottom left. From the legend of his slaying of the dragon, red roses are pictured at the bottom.
The inscription at the bottom is found in Revelation 6:2 KJV, "behold a white horse: he that sat on him ... he went forth conquering."

Inscriptions: St. George
He Went Forth Conquering

St. George
St. George

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