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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: 6 (gothic arched, more than 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1961

Subject/Title of Window: East Chancel Window

Brief Description of Subject: This window is a vivid and colorful representation of the vision of Christ in the book of Revelation. The main description is found in chapter one, verses 12-16 and in chapter 4. The image of Christ in the centerpiece of this window. Christ is clothed in a long robe with a girdle around his breast with the alpha and omega symbols signifying he is the beginning and the end. His hair was as white as wool and his feet were like burnished bronze. From Christ’s mouth issued a sharp two-edged sword. In Christ’s right hand are seven stars. He is surrounded by seven candles. The stars are the angels of the seven churches and the seven candles are the seven churches. On each side of Christ extend the colorful rays of a rainbow with flashes of lightning extended on the right side of his head. On the left side of Christ’s head are the crossed keys or death and Hades. Directly above his head is the dove of the Holy Spirit. To the right and left of Christ’s feet are the symbols of the Gospel writers. The moon is Matthew’s symbol, the lion is John’s, the ox is Luke’s and the eagle is John’s. The bottom three panels in the center presents the tomb of Christ’s symbol, the lamb with the Nimbus surrounding its head and the three parts of the cross. Also shown are the twenty four elders with golden crowns and the writer whom Christ asks to record what he sees. The seventh angel sounding a trumpet is to the left. The person near the writer is among those to be judged. The far left panel presents three of the seven angels with trumpets and the pelican of sacrifice who is sharing its blood with its three young offspring. Descending are the other six apostles and below them others to be judged.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 30’

Width: 20’

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

East Chancel Window
East Chancel Window

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