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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Florian Catholic Church

Studio Name: Mayer (Franz) and Company

City: Hamtramck

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1936

Subject/Title of Window: Suffer the Children

Brief Description of Subject: Description: The top quatrefoil contains palm fronds that form an X shape ( Greek letter  "Chi")  and the Greek letter "Rho" (shaped like a "P") together they are the first two letters of the Greek spelling of "Christ". The scene is called "Suffer the Children" so named from the King James Version of Matt 19:14 "Jesus said "Let the children come to me .... for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."  In the archaic English of the KJV "Let the children" is "Suffer the children". In the picture Jesus is seen with four children -- nice placement of the children as your eyes are directed to Christ". In bottom quatrefoil is the Greek letters "Alpha" and "Omega" from Rev: 22:13 God said "I am the Alpha and the Omega". "Alpha" is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and "Omega" is the last -- hence "I am the beginning and the end".

Presented by the School Children in 1936

Height: 11'

Width: 3'

Suffer the Children
Suffer the Children
Suffer the Children close-up
Suffer the Children close-up
Suffer the Children inscription
Suffer the Children inscription

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