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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: Alpha and Omega 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].
This window gets almost no light as it is situated very close to a Church wall.
Pictured in the canopy is a six pointed star. In Christian iconography this is the "Creator's Star," as God created the world in 6 days.
The middle section features the first and last capital Greek letters of their alphabet entwined around a cross. These letters are from Christ's words in Revelation 1:8, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending." (KJV)
Pictured in the predella is a scroll with a space designed for an inscription.

Height: 70"

Width: 16"

Alpha and Omega Chapel Window
Alpha and Omega Chapel Window

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