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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Christ Church Detroit

Studio Name: Heaton, Butler & Bayne

City: Detroit

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

Subject/Title of Window: Christ Enthroned

Brief Description of Subject: This window is located above the altar in the sanctuary. Pictured is the enthroned Christ being praised by angels, which comes from Isaiah's vision:

"I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne ... above him were Seraphim ... and they were calling to one another, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord almighty; the whole earth is full of your glory." Isaiah 6:1 - 3 (ESV)

In the canopy are angels holding a banner that reads "Holy Holy Holy." The enthroned Lord is holding the "globus cruciger," --- symbol for authority over the earth. Surrounding Him are angels exalting God with music:

"Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary ... Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with psaltery and harp. Praise him with timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs." Psalm 150:1 -5 (KJV)

Also seen praising the Lord are bell ringing angels and angels with censers.

The Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, is radiating its light onto the Lord. Above the dove are the two crowns of Christ --- the "Crown of Thorns" and the crown worn as the "King of Heaven."

Inscriptions: The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance Psalm 112 v.6
Thou art the King of glory O Christ, to thee is dedicated in grateful memory of Elizabeth Horner Sutton February 25th 1825 - February 17th 1910 The window given by her daughter Bessie M. Newman.

Height: ~17'

Width: 12'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint, Silver Stain, Etching or Sandblasting

Christ Enthroned
Christ Enthroned
Christ Enthroned canopy
Christ Enthroned canopy
Christ Enthroned left
Christ Enthroned left
Christ Enthroned center
Christ Enthroned center
Christ Enthroned right
Christ Enthroned right

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