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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: New City Presbyterian Church (formerly Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church)

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Ferndale

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Date of Window: 1958

Subject/Title of Window: God the Son

Brief Description of Subject: This is the second of three chancel windows that uses a symbol to represent a member of the Trinity, and set against a geometrical background that includes an eight pointed star --- symbol for the resurrection as Christ rose from the dead on the eighth day after entering Jerusalem.
In this window, God the Son is symbolized by the Chi-Rho. It consists of superimposing the Greek letters Chi (X) and Rho (P), and forms a Christogram as they are the first two letters of the Greek word for "Christ." Although this Christogram predates Constantine, its popularity was enhanced when he put it on his standard. The Chi-Rho appears in this window with a circle (wreath) around it, symbolizing victory over death --- eternal life.

Condition of Window: good

Height: 2'

Width: 2'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

God the Son
God the Son

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