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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: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Subject/Title of Window: Creator's Star

Brief Description of Subject: This is the second of four aisle windows visible on the Gospel side of the nave. Each window is made up of three lancets with the middle lancet containing a symbol. The Epistle side of the nave contains nearly identical windows. Each window is predominately decorative in nature with blue the featured color --- the traditional color associated with the Virgin Mary.
The symbol seen in this window is a six pointed star formed from two interwoven equilateral triangles.
To those in the Jewish faith, this is the Star of David. The one pictured here, with interwoven triangles, was first used in the Seal of Solomon.
To Christians, it is the Creator's Star. The six points refer to God's creation of the world in six days. The equilateral triangles are symbols of the Trinity.

Height: 4' 6"

Width: 6' 6"

Creator's Star
Creator's Star
Creator's Star outside
Creator's Star outside

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