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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

Studio Name: Von Gerichten Studios

City: Kalamazoo

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

Subject/Title of Window: The Ascension Window

Brief Description of Subject: Above the upper balcony, set in the east wall of the nave, is a three panel window. The center panel portrays the figure of Christ. His hands are raised in blessing. In his hands and feet are the prints of crucifixion nails. Surrounding Christ are clouds, suggesting to us his final parting from his disciples following his resurrection (Acts 1:9) “As they were looking, He was taken up; and a cloud received Him out of their sight.” On either side of Jesus stands an angel. The left angel has his hands folded in prayer and the right has his hands in adoration following passage Acts 1:10, “And while they were looking steadfastly into heaven as He went, behold two men stood by them in white apparel who also said, ‘Why stand ye looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was received up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye behold Him going to heaven.’ Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the Mount called Olivet.” The upper panels form eight cherubs, representing heavenly hosts waiting to welcome the risen Saviour.

Inscriptions: Spiritus Gladius


Condition of Window: Very Good

Height: 30'

Width: 18'

Type of Glass and Technique: Lead Came

The Ascension Window
The Ascension Window
Jesus in the Ascension Window
Jesus in the Ascension Window
Angel in adoration in the Ascension Window
Angel in adoration in the Ascension Window
Praying angel in the Ascension Window
Praying angel in the Ascension Window
Top of the Ascension Window
Top of the Ascension Window
Cherub waiting to welcome the Savior in the Ascension Window
Cherub waiting to welcome the Savior in the Ascension Window
Cherub waiting to welcome the Savior in the Ascension Window
Cherub waiting to welcome the Savior in the Ascension Window
Cherub waiting to welcome the Savior in the Ascension Window
Cherub waiting to welcome the Savior in the Ascension Window
The Ascesion Window from the exterior of the church
The Ascesion Window from the exterior of the church

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