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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First Presbyterian Church

Studio Name: Wippell, (J.) & Co., Ltd.

City: Ann Arbor

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1966

Subject/Title of Window: Blessing the Children; Jesus and Nicodemus

Brief Description of Subject: Gothic arched windows with two lancets, each with an eight-pointed medallion above and below, and a round medallion above all. Right window shows Our Lord with two children on His lap, with another child and a grown woman nearby. Medallion above depicts a sunflower. Medallion below shows Easter lilies.
Left window shows Our Lord, seated, in conversation with St. Nicodemus, standing. They are outside, and a city is visible in background. The "new moon with the old moon in her arms" shines down [the symbolism is obvious]. Medallion above depicts pomegranate. Bottom medallion shows a crown.
Medallion at top of window shows a flaming heart.
Window made by J. Wipple and Co., of London, England. All church windows installed by Bela Britok, of Detroit, MI.

Condition of Window: good

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Lead Came

Jesus Blessing the Children; Jesus and Nicodemus
Jesus Blessing the Children; Jesus and Nicodemus

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