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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Mary Catholic Church

City: Royal Oak

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: Vessel of Honour

Brief Description of Subject: This clerestory window is one of 17 windows illuminating titles for the Virgin Mary found in the Litany of Loreto. The title pictured here is "Vessel of Honour."
Pictured is a trophy cup with the Greek letters "mu" and "theta" surrounded by a laurel wreath. The trophy and laurel wreath are both vessels that honor a victor. A possibility for the Greek letters is an acronym for the words "Meter Theiou" --- Mother of God.
The words "vessel of honor" appear in 2 Timothy 2:21 (Douay-Rheims), "A vessel unto honour, sanctified and prophetable to the Lord." The Blessed Virgin Mary is honored as the vessel through which God was made flesh.

Height: 10'

Width: 4'

Vessel of Honour
Vessel of Honour
Vessel of Honour outside
Vessel of Honour outside

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