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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: The Law

Brief Description of Subject: Second in a group of seven four paneled windows, designed by Gabriel Loire, positioned along the eastern wall of the nave. According to the Church, "each window depicts a particular part of our walk with God."

The Church titled this window "The Law."

Two tablets, representing the 10 commandments, are seen illuminated by the light of God.

Church interpretation: "The four panels are dedicated to God's Law, the ten commandments .... He gave us very clear directions for life. It is only as we understand the full impact of His Law that we can fully appreciate the full impact of His Gospels."

Note: The original draft for this window by Gabriel Loire had the tablets in separate panes and inscribed with the numbers of the commandments.

This window was donated by Dr. and Mrs. Mahlon L. Ponitz in honor and memory of their parents.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 7’3”

Width: 12’ 8”

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

The Law
The Law
The Law, close-up
The Law, close-up
The Law, outside
The Law, outside
The Law, Loire Studio sketch
The Law, Loire Studio sketch

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