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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: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1961

Subject/Title of Window: The Last Supper; The Crucifixion; The Resurrection; The Great Commission

Brief Description of Subject: This two lancet Gospel side window consists of four scenes from the Gospels separated by geometric and floral decorations.
Top Left Scene: The Last Supper is covered in all four Gospels. The scene depicted here most resembles that found in John 22. In that version, Jesus announces that one of the Apostles will betray Him. He identified him as Judas. However no one at the table knew for what reason. Since Judas handles the money, they thought maybe it was about buying food for the feast or maybe giving to the poor. Then Judas left with the money. In this scene, Christ is at the head of the table with all of the Apostles seated except for Judas who is leaving with the money.
Bottom Left Scene: Crucifixion. When only one man and one woman are witnessing the Crucifixion, as here, they would almost always be the Apostle John and Christ's mother, Mary --- this comes from John 19:26 - 27, When Christ saw his mother and John standing by the cross, He told John that he was to take care of her. Near the bottom of the cross is a bolt of lightning, signifying this is the moment of Christ's death.
Top Right Scene: The actual Resurrection scene of Jesus is not in the Scriptures so artists are free to use their imagination. Here, Christ, enclosed in a mandorla, is stepping out of the tomb holding the Victory Over Death banner. To the left of the tomb are pomegranates, symbols for immortality and resurrection. To the right and also below the tomb are an Easter lily, symbols of rebirth.
Bottom Right Scene: The Great Commission, Matthew 28:16 - 20. Jesus tells the eleven Apostles, "Go and make disciples of all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age," NKJV. Pictured here is a welcoming Christ sitting on top of the world. Below is a scallop shell and tree drops of water, symbols for Baptism and the Trinity, respectively. The disciples are holding a book, symbolizing preaching the Word of God. To the left and right of Christ's head are ships --- referencing that the disciples are to travel to all of the nations.
Lexan protection for this window was installed in 1987 by the Continental Art Glass Company of Minnesota.

Condition of Window: good

Height: 10'

Width: 3' 6"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

The Last Supper; The Crucifixion; The Resurrection; The Great Commission
The Last Supper; The Crucifixion; The Resurrection; The Great Commission
The Last Supper
The Last Supper
The Crucifixion
The Crucifixion
The Resurrection
The Resurrection
The Great Commission
The Great Commission

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