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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Christ Church Detroit

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1883

Subject/Title of Window: The Good Shepherd

Brief Description of Subject: The area where this lancet is located was once the transept of the Chapel. With the alterations to the Church in 1903, this area became the Vestry.

The inscription is from Jesus's words as recorded in John 19:14 (KJV): I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep, and am known of mine."

Above the Good Shepherd is a budded cross and crown and below in the roundel is another budded cross. A budded cross has a total of 12 buds, hence it is also called an "Apostle's Cross." Above the Good Shepherd the area is filled with anemones --- the flower of sorrow and death.

Inscriptions: I am the Good Shepherd
In memory of
First Rector of this Parish
and of ELLEN E. his wife
Erected AD 1883.

Condition of Window: fair

Height: ~17'

Width: 2'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint

The Good Shepherd
The Good Shepherd
The Good Shepherd close-up
The Good Shepherd close-up
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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