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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Peter's Episcopal Church

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: IHS Chapel Window

Brief Description of Subject: This is one of the three windows located in the chapel. They are the sole survivors from their earlier Church.
Comments by Nola Tutag in her book "Discovering Stained Glass in Detroit," The chapel ... windows in Renaissance style from the 1870s and 1880s, offer an interesting contrast to the medieval style of the chancel window [Te Deum].
The picture in the canopy appears to be a radiating five pointed star. Without a context that could symbolize either the Epiphany Star or the five wounds of Christ.
The middle section features the Greek letters "IHS" which is a monogram for the transliterated Greek name for "Jesus" (IHSUS). Surrounding the monogram are white tulips --- as an early Spring flower, they are associated with regeneration, the promise of hope and rebirth that Christ brought us at Easter.
At one time this window underwent restoration. The quatrefoil in the predella would have looked like the one in the Alpha-Omega window in the chapel. That area has a picture of an all white scroll with a place for an inscription.

Height: 70"

Width: 16"

IHS Chapel Window
IHS Chapel Window
IHS Chapel Window outside
IHS Chapel Window outside

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