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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park - Mausoleum

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Livonia

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, more than 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1974

Subject/Title of Window: Sun of Righteousness #2

Brief Description of Subject: This window is located at the front of the main chapel in the Mausoleum. There is a close duplicate of this window at the back of this chapel. In 1985 an addition was made to the Mausoleum resulting in this window no longer receiving direct sunlight. It receives its light from the sky-light in a room located directly behind it.
Viewing this window with a little imagination, one might see Christ as the Sun Righteousness --- a standing Christ with a ball of light surrounding his head. This title appears in Malachi 4:2, "For you who revere my name, the Sun of Righteousness will arise. A Christian interpretation of this passage would be, at the second coming of Christ, those who believed in Christ will be saved.
In the New Testament this is echoed in St. Paul's letter to the Romans 3:21 - 25. When Martin Luther read these verses he had an epiphany, as he came to understand that we are saved through faith alone --- "Righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus."

Height: 24'

Width: 16'

Type of Glass and Technique: Slab or Faceted Glass (Dalle de Verre)

Sun of Righteousness #2
Sun of Righteousness #2
Sun of Righteousness #2 top
Sun of Righteousness #2 top
Sun of Righteousness #2 outside
Sun of Righteousness #2 outside

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