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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Holy Name Church

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Birmingham

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1955

Subject/Title of Window: Lamb of God

Brief Description of Subject: This is one of six windows located high up in the sanctuary. Pictured here is the Lamb of God resting on a book with a cross in the background.
John the Baptist greeted Christ, "Behold the Lamb of God," (John 1:29). The "Lamb of God" is the name the Israelites gave the sacrificial lamb at the Passover. It was an unspotted lamb who was sacrificed so that its blood could be used as a signal to the Angel of Death to pass over their house, saving them from death. Christ would shed His blood for our salvation --- hence John's greeting, and Christ as the Lamb of God.
The Lamb of God resting on a book comes from Revelation 21:27, which speaks of who will be admitted into the New Jerusalem (heaven), "Only those will enter whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life." 
The cross in the background symbolizes Christ's victory over death.

This window was designed by Margaret Bouchez Cavanaugh when she worked at the Detroit Stained Glass Works.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 20"

Width: 36"

Lamb of God
Lamb of God

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