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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Zion United Church of Christ

Artist Name: Margaret Bouchez Cavanaugh

City: Mt. Clemens

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1978

Subject/Title of Window: John and James the Greater

Brief Description of Subject: Left top: Sword and Three Scallops (James the Greater)-Acts 12:1ff Left bottom: Pilgrim Hat and Staff (James the Greater)-These symbols refer to James’ journeys to establish the church in Spain. Right top: Eagle (John)-This symbolizes John, the writer of the gospel, whose writings, like the eagle, took him to sublime heights-Revelation 4:7 and Ezekiel 1:5ff. Right bottom: Serpent issuing from a Cup (John)-Tradition says John survived the poison given to him in a cup. Top cross: Anchor Cross-an early Christian symbol suggesting Christ as our hope and our sureness, a fitting symbol for the “Fishers of Men”.

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

John and James the Greater
John and James the Greater

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