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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Central United Methodist Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Waterford

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1961

Subject/Title of Window: Chapel Window

Brief Description of Subject: This window presents a potpourri of religious symbols and medallions in vivid color. The two candles in the upper left represent the two primary alter candles. The left candle is known as the Gospel candle and the candle on the right is the Epistle candle. The symbol in the upper right is a dove and the Holy Spirit. the seven drops represent the sevenfold gifts of grace of the Holy Spirit. The large symbol in the center of the window represents Christ’s essence as the Alpha and Omega of life- the beginning and the end of life. The cross in this symbol represents the renewal of life after death. The symbol to the left of center presents the baptism shell and the dove of the Holy Spirit The three drops of water flowing from the baptism shell represents the trinity. The symbol on the far left of center displays the Holy Scripture while the symbol on the far right of center displays the scroll and lamp of knowledge. The medallions across the bottom of the window highlight the importance of the cross,music, prayer and hope in the church. Randomly spread notes provide added flair to this window.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 10’

Width: 10’

Type of Glass and Technique: Lead Came, Slab or Faceted Glass (Dalle de Verre)

Chapel Window
Chapel Window

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