Christmas in stained glass

Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844, Woodward Detroit (Photos by Mike Stechshulte)

Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844, Woodward Detroit (Photos by Mike Stechshulte)

METRO DETROIT — Across the Archdiocese of Detroit, magnificent pieces of art and history continue to tell the story of Christmas in varied — but spectacular — fashion. This Advent season, The Michigan Catholic took a photo pilgrimage to some of Detroit’s historic churches to uncover some of these hidden gems, stained-glass windows depicting scenes of the Nativity, the Visit of the Magi, the flight of the Holy Family and other stories celebrating the birth of our Savior.

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St. Veronica Church | 21440 Universal Ave., Eastpointe

St. Paul on the Lake Church | 157 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms

St. Paul on the Lake Church | 157 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms

Ss. Peter and Paul Church (Westside) | 7685 Grandville Ave., Detroit

Ss. Peter and Paul Church (Westside) | 7685 Grandville Ave., Detroit

St. Jude Church | 15889 E. Seven Mile Rd, Detroit

St. Jude Church | 15889 E. Seven Mile Rd, Detroit

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church | 8200 Rolyat, Detroit

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church | 8200 Rolyat, Detroit

Nativity of Our Lord Church | 5900 McClellan St., Detroit

Nativity of Our Lord Church | 5900 McClellan St., Detroit

St. Anne de Detroit Church | 1000 St. Anne St., Detroit

St. Anne de Detroit Church | 1000 St. Anne St., Detroit

St. Francis D'Assisi Church | 3245 Junction St., Detroit

St. Francis D’Assisi Church | 3245 Junction St., Detroit