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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Florian Catholic Church

City: Hamtramck

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Subject/Title of Window: Creation

Brief Description of Subject: Window description: This window is one of  6 roses in the nave 3 on each side. This is the first one and depicts the 6 days of Creation from Genesis Chapter 1. The last of the rose windows will depict the end of the world -- the Apocalypse.

12 o'clock-- LUX -- light -- first day --dextera Dei on top with fingers pointing to a rainbow, lightning
2 o'clock-- FIRMAMENTUM -- land --2nd day -- expanse between waters and there was morning and evening
4 o 'clock -- VEGETABILIA -- plants -- 3rd day -- waterfall, plants and trees, sun
6 o 'clock -- CAELI -- heaven -- 4th day -- stars, moon, and planets
8 o' clock -- AVES PISCES -- birds and fishes -- 5th day  -- birds and fishes
10 o'clock -- HOMO -- man -- 6th day -- Man (Adam) able to lie down with the lion and the lamb

In the center is the Creator's Triangle -- 6 sides for the 6 days of creation. The inscription in the triangle is in Hebrew; I think it may be "El Shadai" -- God Almighty.

Inscriptions: LUX

Width: 13' diameter

Creation close-up
Creation close-up
Plants close-up
Plants close-up
Creation center close-up
Creation center close-up

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