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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: Holy Communion #3

Brief Description of Subject: This is the last of three windows, located high up on the epistle side of the sanctuary, that symbolizes the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Pictured here are loaves of bread and fish. This refers to Christ's miracle of the Feeding of the Five Thousand which is a foreshadowing of the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper.
In Matthew's version of the miracle "taking the five loaves ... he said the blessing, broke the bread and gave them to the Apostles." (Matthew 14:19)
Note the almost identical wording in Christ's institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper, "He took bread, said the blessing, broke it and gave it to the disciples." (Matthew 26:26)

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"

Holy Communion #3
Holy Communion #3

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