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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Mt. Zion Lutheran Church

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1947

Subject/Title of Window: Jesus with Mary

Brief Description of Subject: The central feature of the window is the Resurrection scene with Christ as the central figure. About him are the two women who came to the tomb and a soldier who was on guard.

In the upper part of the window is the Alpha and Omega which is explained previously.
Baptism- symbolized by a dove over a baptismal bowl. The dove, embalmed of the Holy Spirit expresses the fact of Regeneration in Baptism.
Bible- shown open with the letters V.D.M.A. inscribed on it. These letters represent the Latin Words Verbum Dei Manet in Aeternum that is “The Word of God Endured Forever” 1 Peter 1,25.
King Forever- The symbol is that of a scepter and a crown. The scepter is that of a long staff, terminating in an orb, crowed with a cross. The scepter and the crown signify Christ’s Kingly office and express the fact that we have eternal life through Him.

The symbols of the right, beginning at top are:
The Lords Supper-represented by a chalice, or communion cup and the paten or bread plate. Rising out of the chalice is a circular water upon which are the letters I.N.RI. meaning Jesus Nazareth King of Jews. This is symbolical of the Real presence of Christ in with the under the bread and wine.
IHS- These letters stand for Jesus Homonym Salvators, Jesus Savior of Mankind. Frequently the letters IHC are used. This is the abbreviation of the Greek word IHCOYC meaning Jesus. In our symbol you will notice the HIS surrounded by the Circle of Eternity, with alternating straight and wavy rays of glory preceding from it.
Hands in Prayer. This needs no explanation.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 12'

Width: 9'

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass

Jesus with Mary
Jesus with Mary

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