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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church

City: Hamtramck

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1951

Subject/Title of Window: Three Symbols

Brief Description of Subject: This window, located in the ambulatory, consists of three scenes, each picturing a symbol. Quotes from the NRSVCE Bible.
Top Scene: A kettle containing live coals. This is a symbol for spiritual purification, forgiveness of sin. This comes from Isaiah 6:5 - 7, In a vision, Isaiah had seen the Lord which is forbidden, " 'Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, ... yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!' Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongues. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: 'Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.' "
Middle Scene: Seven knives. Unidentified symbol.
Scene 3: The sun. A symbol for Christ which comes from Malachi 4:2, "But for you who revere my name the sun of righteous shall rise, with healing in its wings."
This window was donated by the Stasiewicz family.

Inscriptions: Stasiewicz Family

Height: 5'

Width: 1'

Three Symbols
Three Symbols
Kettle With Live Coals
Kettle With Live Coals
Seven Knives
Seven Knives
The Sun
The Sun

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