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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Connick (Charles J.), Ltd.

City: St. Joseph

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1952

Subject/Title of Window: Children of Praise

Brief Description of Subject: The angel holding a trumpet symbolizes joyful praise as do the children singing from their hymnals. In the medallion below is the figure of a phoenix, a symbol of the Resurrection. Mythology tells us that the phoenix lived for five hundred years, then built a nest of branches which was ignited by the sun. The bird disappeared in smoke and after three days rose again from its own ashes to repeat the cycle. In a sense the phoenix also represents St. Paul’s Church, which burned in 1948 and was rebuilt in 1950.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 44"

Width: 14"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint

Children of Praise
Children of Praise

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