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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church of Plymouth

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Plymouth

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1972

Subject/Title of Window: God the Father - Creation

Brief Description of Subject: The Church complex has only three stained glass windows. Each of the three illuminates passages from the Bible concerning one of the members of the Trinity. The subject of this window is the Creation of God the Father as covered in the Book of Genesis 1.
The first six days of creation are illuminated from left to right. Quotes are from the CEB.
A right hand which is the symbol for God the Father: In Judaism and early Christianity a human image of God was forbidden. In the Bible there are many references to "the right hand of God," so this became a way to portray him. The cross in the circle surrounding the hand is a cruciform halo which is reserved for members of the Trinity.
Day 1: "When God began to create the heavens and the earth --- the earth was without shape or form, it was dark over the deep sea, and God's wind swept over the waters --- God said, 'Let there be light.' "
Day 2: "God said, 'Let there be a dome,' ---God named the dome Sky."
Day 3: "God said, 'Let the waters under the sky come together into one place so that the dry land can appear ... Let the earth grow plant life.' "
Day 4: "God said, 'Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night.' God made the stars and two great lights: the larger to rule over the day and the smaller light to rule over the night."
Day 5: "God said, 'Let the waters swarm with living things and let birds fly over the earth in the sky.' "
Day 6: "God said, 'Let the earth produce every kind of living thing: livestock and creeping things and wildlife.' Then God said, 'Let us make humanity in our image to resemble us so that they may take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and all the crawling things.' "

Height: 16"

Width: 72"

The Creation
The Creation
The Creation, back
The Creation, back

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