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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John Cantius Catholic Church (closed 2007)

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: St. Paul

Brief Description of Subject: Background: St. Paul wrote seven epistles. One of his most famous quotes, taken from Ephesians 6: 12 -17 is how we must arm ourselves against evil with "the belt of truth .... breastplate of rightness ... shield of faith .... helmet of salvation ... and the SWORD of  the spirit which is the word of God. Taken from this quote, St Paul's attribution in iconography is the sword ---- he is armed with the word of God.

Description of Window: St. Paul has a scroll in his left hand (epistle writer) and in his right hand he is armed with a sword (word of God) against evil.

Inscription: Ofiarowali Josef, Maryanna, and Jan Dudek. Translation: Donated by Joseph, Mary and John Dudek

St. Paul
St. Paul
St. Paul Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
St. Paul Window photo by Dave Daniszewski

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