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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church

City: Saginaw

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, over 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1920

Subject/Title of Window: Crucifixion

Brief Description of Subject: Gothic arched window, with five lancets, depicting the Crucifixion of Our Lord. A man at left shakes his crutch at Jesus. A man [St. John the Evangelist?] comforts weeping women. A woman [St. Mary Magdalene?] embraces Our Lord's feet. Near foot of cross, the soldiers are playing dice for His garments. A soldier on right stands, with hand uplifted. To far right, Judas Iscariot slinks away with bag of money. In the tracery, over all, a scroll reads "Eli, Eli, lama sabachtani?" [My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken Me?]. To either side of scroll are shields, one with Alpha and one with Omega. Above this scroll, in the tracery, are six shields, each with a symbol. Left to right:
1: Tablets of Ten Commandments, divided three and seven, with flaming sword.
2: Latin cross with diamond behind cross, and three quatrefoils on the three top points of the cross.
3: Baptismal font with palm leaf.
4: Chalice full of grapes, with grapeleaves behind.
5: Crown
6: Open Bible
Restored in 1997 by Wilson Restoration, who installed exterior glass protection on outside at that time.

Condition of Window: good

Height: 28 ft

Width: 20 ft

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Enamel Paint, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint

Crucifixion
Crucifixion
Crucifixion - Exterior
Crucifixion - Exterior

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