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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: Christ Window

Brief Description of Subject: The three Chancel Windows are known as the “Covenant Windows”. Each piece of glass was individually painted, with each piece joined to the others by leaded tracery. These three windows are referred to as Medieval stained glass, made in the tradition of the old Gothic design. The central theme of the Scriptures is the covenant. In the Old Testament, the covenant between man and God not only defined Israel’s relationship to its God, but it established the unity of the tribes. In the New Testament we have the “new covenant” representing man’s relationship to Christ.

At the top of the center window is another dove, a larger one, again symbolizing the Holy Spirit. The image beneath shows Jesus walking with two men depicted in the gospel of Luke. It’s a resurrection appearance with the statement “Did not our hearts burn within us” (Luke 24:32).

Beneath that is a large image of the crucifixion with the Greek letters Alpha and Omega on either side with the statement at the bottom “This is the blood of my covenant” (Mark 14:24).

The next image shows Jesus and two of his disciples at the Last Supper with the statement “He is the mediator of a new covenant” (Hebrews 12:24). Then there are Greek letters “chi” and “rho”; “alpha” and “omega” are very small on either side of the “chi”.

Beneath that is the baby Jesus being presented in the temple in the arms of Simeon, with Mary and Joseph on either side. Underneath is the statement “And to remember His holy covenant” (Luke 1:72). Then there is a dove perched on a branch at rest.

Finally, at the bottom is the date 1990, which is when the new sanctuary was built.

Inscriptions: Did not our hearts burn within us
This is the blood of my covenant
And to remember His holy covenant

Condition of Window: Very good shape

Type of Glass and Technique: Glass Paint

Christ Window
Christ Window
Covenant Windows
Covenant Windows

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