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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Powell (James) & Sons (Whitefriars)

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Baptism of Christ

Brief Description of Subject: This window is one of two that were placed in what at one time was the location of the baptistry. 
The trefoils in the canopy contain the Greek letters that are monograms formed from the first two letters and the last letter from the transliterated Greek words for Jesus (IHCUC) and Christ (XPICOC).
The scene is based on the story of the baptism of Christ as found in Matthew 3:16 - 17 (NKJV) --- "When he had been baptized, Jesus came up from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven saying, 'This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.'" The picture features John the Baptist wearing his traditional camel's hair clothing (Mark 1:6), his left hand holding a stick with the victory banner, and his right hand holding a scallop shell with water dripping from it baptizing a humbled Christ. Above them is the descending dove of the Holy Spirit. Along the border are symbols of baptism --- a scallop shell, fish, and the fountain of living water.
At the bottom right of the window is found the logo of the maker --- a friar wearing a white habit.

Inscriptions: THIS IS MY BE[LOV]ED SON

Height: 32"

Width: 12"

Baptism of Christ
Baptism of Christ
Whitefriars logo
Whitefriars logo
Baptism of Christ outside
Baptism of Christ outside

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