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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: Jude and James the Lesser

Brief Description of Subject: Left top: Sailboat (Jude)-This symbolizes Jude’s travels far and wide in pursuit of apostolic missions. Left bottom: Fuller’s Club (Jude)-This symbolizes suggests the method of Jude’s martyrdom. Right top: Bee Hive (James the Lesser)-This symbol portrays the Christian Church whose workers are concerned with the good of all. Right bottom: Pastoral Staff (James the Lesser)-This symbol refers to the apostle as the first Bishop of Jerusalem. Top Cross: Jerusalem Cross-Believed to have originated during the Crusades--composed of four Tau Crosses meeting in the center. It was the coat of arms of the first ruler of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.

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

Jude and James the Lesser
Jude and James the Lesser

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