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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John Lutheran Church

Studio Name: City Glass Specialty Inc.

City: Rochester

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1982

Subject/Title of Window: The Crucifixion

Brief Description of Subject: The description of this aisle window was taken from a Church booklet on their windows made by City Glass Specialty.

"Christ, with crown of thorns upon His head, hangs upon the cross with I.N.R.I. (Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews) inscribed above. He is flanked by His mother and His beloved disciple, John. The darkened sun and moon and the background movement represent the turmoil of nature at the death of Christ. In the center ventilator the serpent of the Tau cross (the cross of prophecy) recalls the bronze serpent raised by Moses in the desert, the crowing cock in the right ventilator symbolizes Peter's denial, while the cup with a pointed cross in the left ventilator represents the Gethsemane scene."
The pen and ink sketch was submitted to the Church by the maker for final approval or any changes they will want before the construction of the window. In this case the Church wanted the skull of Adam beneath the cross removed.
The maker has signed the window at the bottom "City Glass Specialty ' 82."

Height: 10'

Width: 8’8”

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

The Crucifixion
The Crucifixion
The Crucifixion logo
The Crucifixion logo
The Crucifixion outside
The Crucifixion outside
The Crucifixion sketch
The Crucifixion sketch

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