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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First Presbyterian Church Brighton

Studio Name: Omnibus Studios

City: Brighton

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1989

Subject/Title of Window: Presbyterian Window

Brief Description of Subject: The "Presbyterian window," is located in the transept. At the top is our denominational symbol. The images in the middle of the window are of Andrew and Peter. Andrew, of course, is a bit of a patron Saint of Presbyterianism. Next to the image of Peter are the keys which are alluded to when Jesus says to Peter, "I will give you the keys of heaven" (Matthew 16:19). Underneath that is the statement, "We have found the Messiah" (John 1:41). The scene depicts Andrew approaching Peter to tell him the good news. Underneath is a ship sailing the seas indicating that they would go to far places. Beneath that are images of John Calvin and John Knox, two people who figure very prominently in our history and the history of the Reformed tradition. Just behind John Calvin is an image of buildings in Switzerland with the fleur-de-lis under, which depicts his French heritage. Behind John Knox is a castle, or a fortress, which indicates his time of imprisonment. Underneath are loos shackles indicating his subsequent release.

Inscriptions: We have found the Messiah

Condition of Window: Very good shape

Type of Glass and Technique: Glass Paint

Presbyterian Window
Presbyterian Window

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