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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

Studio Name: Beaux Art Studio

Artist Name: Francois Grenier

City: Farmington

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: Cross and Palms

Brief Description of Subject: All of the aisle windows consist of three lancets which were designed to let light into the Church. Each contains a shield with a Christian symbol.

The shield in this window features a cross and palm fronds. The cross has come to symbolize the core belief of the Christian Faith --- Jesus was crucified and died on the cross for our salvation. The palm frond is an ancient symbol of victory. In Christian art, it is a symbol for victory over death, the triumph of the spirit over the flesh.

If one wishes to make a story for these symbols together, consider, Jesus death (cross) and Resurrection (palm fronds) or a Christian gains salvation (palm fronds) through Faith (cross).

Height: ~88"

Width: 96"

Cross and Palms
Cross and Palms
Cross and Palms Shield
Cross and Palms Shield

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