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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church of Northville

City: Northville

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1955

Subject/Title of Window: Anchor Cross

Brief Description of Subject: Arched window, ornamental, with medallion in center depicting anchor, labelled "Hope" . Stained glass window is set in transparent window along north side of church. It was transferred to its current location from the old First Methodist Church of Northville in 1977, and installed by Charlie George, of the church. The window was put in facing to the outside rather than the inside, thus the inscription "Hope" is reversed.

Found on the tombs of Christians as far back as the late first century, the anchor cross symbolizes the hope (anchor) of eternal life through faith in Christ (cross). Its origin is Hebrews 6:19 (NIV), "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf." (In the Temple of Jerusalem, behind the curtain in the inner sanctuary is where God resides.)

According to Church records, this window was dedicated in 1955 to the memory of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Older.

Height: 5 ft

Width: 3 ft

Anchor Cross
Anchor Cross
Anchor Cross close-up
Anchor Cross close-up
Anchor; Lamp; Bible
Anchor; Lamp; Bible

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