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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 Crucifixion

Brief Description of Subject: This is the second of three windows located on the south wall of the transept. They picture scenes of Jesus' ministry before the Crucifixion, the Crucifixion, and after the Crucifixion, respectively.
In the center of this rose window is the scene of the Crucifixion picturing a kneeling Virgin Mary and the Apostle John. Rays of Divine light from a cloud (heaven) are highlighting the crucified Christ.
In the six crescents surrounding the central scene are symbols of events that occurred during Holy Week through the Resurrection. Counterclockwise starting at 1 o'clock:
A Rooster, crowed after Peter's third denial of Jesus. Matthew 26:74 - 75.
A Chalice, used by Christ at the Last Supper. Matthew 26:27. There is a legend that Joseph of Arimathea used this chalice to catch the dripping blood of Christ at the Crucifixion.
Money bag and thirty coins of silver, the money Judas received from the high priests to betray Christ. Matthew 26:14 - 15
A scourge pillar and scourge, used for the flogging of Christ as ordered by Pilate before handing him over to be crucified.
Sponge containing  gall and wine vinegar, offered to Christ to drink at the crucifixion. Matthew 27:48. A ladder, used by Joseph of Arimathea to take Christ down from the cross. Mark 15:46.
White shroud draped on a cross. In Good Friday services, at the death of Jesus, a black shroud is draped over the cross. It remains there until Easter morning when a white shroud replaces it to symbolize that "He has risen."
This window was donated by Judge Nicholas Gronkowski and Family.

Inscriptions: Judge Nicholas Gronkowski and Family

Height: 6'

Width: 6'

The Crucifixion
The Crucifixion
The Crucifixion close-up
The Crucifixion close-up
Chalice, Rooster
Chalice, Rooster
Thirty Pieces of Silver
Thirty Pieces of Silver
Pillar and Scourge, Sponge
Pillar and Scourge, Sponge
Shroud and Cross
Shroud and Cross

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