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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Church of the Holy Cross

Studio Name: Thompson Art Glass

City: Novi

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Christian Symbols

Brief Description of Subject: Rectangular windows, made of rectangular panels, some red, others translucent with Christian symbols. Left window, top to bottom, left to right: Book [Bible?] and flower. Three overlapping circles, symbol of the Most Holy Trinity. Rainbow, symbol of God's covenant. Candle. Holy Spirit in form of Dove. Seven tongues of fire, evidently the seven gifts of the Spirit [wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord].
Right window: Unclear. Bell. Other half of the rainbow. Chalice with cross [symbol of Holy Communion]. Lantern. Ears of wheat. Grapevines.

At least some of the church's windows (uncertain which) were made by a hobbyist parishioner with the assistance of Thompson Art Glass, of Novi.

Christian Symbols
Christian Symbols

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