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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Trinity Episcopal Church

City: Lexington

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Christ the King

Brief Description of Subject: The third window is Christ the King in the Courtyard of Pontius Pilate. It honors the former Christ Church, Croswell which was also founded by the Rev. A. B Flower. This is not a traditional concept of Christ the King. Traditionally, in works of art Christ the King appears to be a very regal figure with a crown on his head, clothed in gorgeous robes and with the orb and scepter in his hands. Christ never represented himself as this king of king. The mortal Christ was never more kingly than when he stood in Pilates courtyard. All four gospels bear the account of the trial. Some of the details vary, but where there are differences, the word of the majority of the evangelists has been incorporated in this window. Here we see Christ wearing a crown of thorns, clad in a purple robe and holding a reed. All of the accoutrements of Kingship are here, but the intention then was to mock Jesus. When Pilates asked him if he were a king, Christ replied, “Thou sayest it”.

Christ the King
Christ the King

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