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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Mary Catholic Church

City: Royal Oak

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Subject/Title of Window: Rose Window

Brief Description of Subject: This decorative rose window is located on the facade. Visually one is looking at an eight petalled flower whose center is an eight spoked wheel. In the tracery, spokes radiating from the central hub form a wheel. The image of an eight spoked wheel is found on early Christian tombs. The Greek word for "fish" is "IXOYE" --- Iota Chi Theta Upsilon Sigma. These capital Greek letters can be traced on an eight spoked wheel. Thus an eight spoked wheel contains the letters for the acronym, based on Greek words, for "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior."

Height: 9'

Width: 9'

Rose Window
Rose Window
Rose Window outside
Rose Window outside

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