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Featured Windows, April 1999

Christ Church Window, Detroit, MI

Building: Christ Church Detroit

City: Detroit

State: Michigan

Great Window

The Great Window at Christ Church depicts the entire life of Christ.

Prophesy of Christ's Birth

Pictured on the left side of the window are Old Testament scenes that prophesy Christ's birth; the right and lower sides depict incidents in his life,

Christ's Baptism

including his baptism, his preaching from the boat, the commissioning of his disciples, and some of his miracles.

The Last Supper

Scenes of the Last Supper and the Crucifixion dominate the window's center; above are symbols of God the Creator and the Holy Spirit, while at the top is an image of Christ in glory.

The fifteen-foot high window, a gift of John Preston Gray and Harold R. Albert, was created in 1970 by the Willet Stained Glass Studios of Philadelphia. It was designed by Marguerite Gaudin of the Willet firm. Completed in 1863, Christ Church was designed by Detroit architect Gordon W. Lloyd in the Gothic Revival style. To view another of its windows, visit the Window of the Month for July 1998.

Christ Church of Detroit was registered in the Michigan Stained Glass Census by Josephine Zedan of Grosse Pointe Woods.

(MSGC 1993.0109)

Text by Betty MacDowell, Michigan Stained Glass Census, April , 1999.