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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Hamtramck

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Date of Window: 1951

Subject/Title of Window: The Nativity

Brief Description of Subject: This is the second of three windows located on the north wall of the transept. They picture scenes leading up to the birth of Jesus, the Nativity, and Jesus before his ministry, respectively.
The center of this rose window combines the versions of the Nativity as found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. The Virgin Mary, dressed in her traditional blue, is kneeling by the Christ Child in the manger. Christ, seen with his cruciform nimbus, is raising the "orb and cross," symbolizing his authority over the world. Behind Mary is her husband Joseph holding a budding staff, a symbol that he was selected by God to be Mary's husband. To the left of them are the shepherds that had been told by angels that the Savior was born in Bethlehem that day.To the right, the Magi who had journeyed to pay homage to the newborn King. Above them is the star that had directed them to this location.
This window was donated by Albert and Julia Skorupski.

Inscriptions: Albert and Julia Skorupski

Height: 6'

Width: 6'

The Nativity
The Nativity
The Nativity close-up
The Nativity close-up

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