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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Holy Redeemer Church

City: Burton

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Important Work of Church

Brief Description of Subject: The general theme of the next window is the important work of the Church in education and proclaiming the Word of God. We want to emphasize that the teaching mission of the Church is carried out in various forms and in various subjects. At the very top of the center pane is the triquetra a symbol of the Holy Trinity the source of all life and knowledge. We then see an image of a family (parents and two children) which is the primary place for all education and particularly for the teachings of our faith.

This image shows the parents playing with the children first learn love in the home. We also see other sources of learning and or proclaiming the Word of God; the Gregorian of God’s Word. In the perimeter we see the symbols of physics relating to wave lengths, frequency and alternating cycles of voltage. We also see the biological symbols of man and woman. On the left of the perimeter are atomic symbols of mass and energy. All of these symbols remind us that the sciences and religion complement each other as sources of education and learning.

Near the bottom of the center panel we see an image of more formal religious education symbolized by a teacher (religious and laity) in a classroom teaching children and adults. Finally, at the very bottom is a representation of the coat of arms of the Sisters of the Holy Cross who have taught here and proclaimed the Word of God in this parish and school since 1946.

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass

Important Work of the Church
Important Work of the Church

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