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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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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: Ascension

Brief Description of Subject: The Ascension is covered in Luke 24:50-53 "When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, HE LIFTED UP HIS HANDS AND BLESSED THEM. While he was blessing them, he left them and was TAKEN UP INTO HEAVEN. They then worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy."

Who witnessed the Ascension? The "them" at least includes the 11 Apostles and a possibility that Mary, the mother of Jesus and the "other" Mary were also witnesses. The artist has focused on the two Marys and two apostles.

Comments from "Our Stained Glass Windows" c.1970 "Having completed His work on earth, Christ is returning to His Father in Heaven. He is seen rising above the kneeling figures. This particular panel is well composed and is truly beautiful. It warrants of much consideration."

This is the tenth 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: 59"

Width: 39"

Ascension, Willet Studio sketch
Ascension, Willet Studio sketch
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