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Window of the Month
Artist: David Wilson - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Hartland, Michigan

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Window

Building Name: First United Methodist Church Sanctuary and FUMC Chapel

City: Ann Arbor

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Subject/Title of Window: Birth of Christ and Prophecy of the coming of Christ

Brief Description of Subject: On the left are three symbols: the manger, the staff, and star. These symbolize the birth of Christ; with the manger an emblem of humanity, the staff His humble station as shepherd, and the star the emblem of divinity, Jesus, the guide, is the light of the world. On the right is a medallion of the conventional rose. The rose, a symbol of Christian art since the 13th century signifies the prophecy of the coming of Christ. The Tudor Rose has been used in all forms of church decoration, since 1485 when the Tudor kings ruled England. It symbolizes not only human love but Christ.

Birth of Christ and Prophecy of the coming of Christ
Birth of Christ and Prophecy of the coming of Christ
Birth of Christ and Prophecy of the coming of Christ
Birth of Christ and Prophecy of the coming of Christ

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