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Building Name: Church of the Divine Child

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Dearborn

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1967

Subject/Title of Window: Phoenix Rising From The Flames

Brief Description of Subject: The phoenix bird of legend would set its nest on fire, burning itself to death, only to rise from the ashes. This gave rise to the phoenix bird as a symbol for Christ as he arose from the dead.

This is the sixth of a battery of 12 windows located along the wall of the Gospel side aisle. Comments from "Our Stained Glass Windows" by Aloys Frank Herman c.1970. These windows tell the progressive story of “Our Lord from his Resurrection to the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles”.

These windows were designed by Jonathan Edwards as a free lance job for Willet Hauser Architectural Glass and installed in 1967.

Jonathan Edwards worked for Celtic Studios as a designer and glass painter. He also worked freelance for other studios and taught at Swansea College in Wales until the 1990's. His work is found mostly in churches across south Wales but can also be found in Canada and the United States.

Height: 39"

Width: 39"

Phoenix Rising From the Flames
Phoenix Rising From the Flames
Phoenix Rising From the Flames, Willet Studio sketch
Phoenix Rising From the Flames, Willet Studio sketch
The Resurrection Battery Windows
The Resurrection Battery Windows
The Resurrection Battery Windows outside
The Resurrection Battery Windows outside

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