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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Window

Building Name: Central United Methodist Church

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, over 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1955

Subject/Title of Window: Nativity

Brief Description of Subject: This three lancet window illustrates the Old Testament biblical story of the Nativity. The center lancet depicts the Nativity scene of Christ, Mary and Joseph. The surrounding lancets depict Christ’s early childhood. The rose window above the three lancets shows the prophet Isaiah foretelling the coming of Christ. The tongs holding burning coal is a symbol of Isaiah.

Condition of Window: Good

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Lead Came

Nativity Window
Nativity Window
Nativity Window Center Lancet Detail
Nativity Window Center Lancet Detail
Nativity Window Detail 1
Nativity Window Detail 1
Nativity Window Detail 2
Nativity Window Detail 2

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