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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Mayflower Congregational Church

Studio Name: Omnibus Studios

City: Lansing

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1976

Subject/Title of Window: Jubilate Deo

Brief Description of Subject: Two angels, each playing a trumpet, fly upward, with a radiant sun in the background. This large window over the front door dominates the sanctuary. The records do not show the date of installation or dedication, but it was the last of the windows to be commissioned and completed. Early in the procedure, it was suggested that the theme of this window might be related to the history of Congregationalism. The final design was based on Psalm 100, and the color sketch of the design was approved on October 10, 1976. It was financed partially by transferring the money collected by the Sunday School for the window showing Jesus and the Children (which was paid for by another donor). The remainder of the money was raised by people donating the cost of one or more pieces of glass at $7.05 a piece. Their names were recorded in a book of donors. There are 850 pieces of facet glass in this window. This means that the cost of the window was $5992.50 - in 1976. The window shows two angels flying toward a sunburst. Each angel has a trumpet. The window is based on Psalm 100: “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord...”, and its title, Jubilate Deo, means “Glory to God.” The plaque for this window was added in 1996. At one time, there were future plans to replace the clear glass in the small door windows with stained glass. It was decided that this would not be wise since the ushers used these windows to watch for people arriving in order to open the doors and help them enter. Artists Richard Hanley and Mark Taleba. Installation by Omnibus Studios, Okemos, MI.

Condition of Window: Excellent

Height: 17'

Width: 8'

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

Jubilate Deo
Jubilate Deo

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