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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Loire (Gabriel) Studios

City: Birmingham

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1969

Subject/Title of Window: Communion

Brief Description of Subject: Sixth in a series of seven four paneled windows, designed by Gabriel Loire, positioned along the eastern wall of the nave. According to this Church, "each window depicts a particular part of our walk with God."
The Church titled this window "Sacrament of Communion."
Church interpretation: "The Window focuses on the Communion Chalice and the grapes used to make the wine.This window was placed significantly close to the altar to depict the importance of Holy Communion in our lives."
Located just below the Communion Chalice is a large Communion wafer inscribed with a black cross --- easier to see using outside view.
Donated by Gertrude Dumas in loving memory of her sister and brother-in-law Curtis and Marguerite Klix, who were members at Our Shepherd.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 7’3”

Width: 12’ 8”

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

Communion close-up
Communion close-up
Communion outside
Communion outside
Communion, Loire Studio sketch
Communion, Loire Studio sketch

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