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Window of the Month
Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Christ Church Detroit

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: Alpha

Brief Description of Subject: The area where this lancet is located was once the transept of a Chapel. With the alterations to the Church in 1903, this area became the Vestry for the Church. The "Alpha" window and the "Omega" window bracket the "Good Shepherd" window.

"Alpha" is the first letter of the Greek alphabet while "Omega" is the last.

The Lord said, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." Revelation 22:13 (KJV)

Pictured in each roundel is a rose with eight petals --- in Christian art a symbol of renewal and rebirth, the Resurrection.

Condition of Window: fair

Height: ~13'

Width: 2'

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

Alpha, The Good Shepherd, Omega
Alpha, The Good Shepherd, Omega
Alpha, The Good Shepherd, Omega outside
Alpha, The Good Shepherd, Omega outside

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