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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Carleton United Methodist Church

Studio Name: Hopfensperger Stained Glass and Sculpture Studios

City: Carleton

Date of Window: 1988

Subject/Title of Window: Savior of the world window

Brief Description of Subject: The window is made up of four panels each represents a stage of the life of Christ: Nativity,Christ, Crucifixtion, and Resurrection. The first panel, Nativity, represents when his birth was announced by the angelic messengers of heaven. The second panel, Christ, is a portrayal of the three year ministry of Jesus Christ to a hurting world. The third panel, Crucifixtion, we see the painful cost of our sins. The purple robe hanging on the cross represents the royalty of the One on the central cross. The forth panel, Resurrection, portrays Jesus standing upon the stone that was rolled away and he waves the victory banner. The bright colors represent the early morning power and glory of God over the dark power of Satan. The earth tone colors of blue and green through all four windows represent the fullness of Christ to a fallen creation that he came to save.

Height: 10’8”

Width: 6’

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

Savior of the world window
Savior of the world window

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