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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

City: Alpena

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

Date of Window: 1975

Subject/Title of Window: The Risen and Living Christ

Brief Description of Subject: Christ with crown of triumph up raised arms backed by an aureole of gold eleven disciples with missionary staffs  and open books.
The risen and living Christ stands before his people bearing, on his feet and hands, the scars of his crucifixion
Above his head appears the crown of triumph, a symbol of authority an evidence to being the King of All Kings.

Behind him, and underneath the crown, is a memory of the Cross. Christ’s sacrifice now completed, God’s earthly purpose for him now fulfilled.

Christ, is backed by an Aureole of gold, symbolizing a divine and glorious force. All are superimposed on The World.
Eleven disciples armed with missionary staffs and open books of the Bible, move out and eagerly preach the gospel for their Lord, baptizing, teaching, making disciples as they join the convoy of ministry throughout the whole world and to the end of the age.

Christ’s upraised hands show a position of authority as he commissioned them and us to carry his message to the ends of our world.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 180"

Width: 90"

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

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