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View shows a stained glass window along one of the walls at St. Peter Catholic Church, located at 338 N. Grand Ave., in the city of San Pedro. Sunlight is almost impenetrable through this ornate window, as the pews seen in this photo appear to be completely dark. Stained glass windows have been described as 'illuminated wall decorations' and were commonly used in churches for decorative and informative purposes; sometimes members of a congregation would donated such windows in memory of their loved ones.; The Apostle Peter, also known as St. Peter and Simon Peter, is often depicted in the Gospels as the chief spokesman of the Apostles, and the one to whom Jesus himself personally installed as Head of the Apostles and gave special authority to. It is written that on various occasions, Peter spoke in the name of the other Apostles. The Roman Catholic Church considers Simon Peter a saint and associates him with the foundation of the Church in Rome. In more modern times, St. Peter is depicted as the "keeper of the keys of the kingdom of heaven", and is often thought of as an elderly, bearded man who sits at the pearly gates that serve as heaven's main gate, and personally interviews prospective entrants into Heaven.
1 photographic print :col. ;16 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
00075281 Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; GPC_b85_f2_i47 CARL0000077860 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/121026
St. Peter Catholic Church (San Pedro, Los Angeles, Calif.) Catholic churches--California--San Pedro (Los Angeles) Church buildings--California--San Pedro (Los Angeles) Stained glass windows--California--Los Angeles San Pedro (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection photographs