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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: New Testament 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.

The window on the right indicates a number of mandates. It begins with Jesus preaching to a small group with the statement “The gospel must first be preached to all nations” (Matthew 24:14).

Underneath, Jesus is again teaching, and the statement “Seeing the crowds, He went up on the mountain” (Matthew 5:1).

Then there is a symbol of Christ reaching out to peo-ple and the statement “Feed the hungry, clothe the naked” (Isaiah 58:7).

Finally at the bottom Jesus is speaking to Nicodemus and says “Unless one is born anew, he cannot enter the kingdom” (John 3:3). At the top of this image is the descending dove, and at the bottom is the pearl of great price.

The date on this window is 1928, when the first building on Grand River was erected.

The Christ appears on the center window, but the cross bars spread out to the windows on either side.

Inscriptions: The gospel must first be preached to all nations
Seeing the crowds, He went up on the mountain
Feed the hungry, clothe the naked
Unless one is born anew, he cannot enter the kingdom

Condition of Window: Very good shape

Type of Glass and Technique: Glass Paint

The New Testament Window
The New Testament Window
Covenant Windows
Covenant Windows

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