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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: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Christmas/Epiphany

Brief Description of Subject: Description: Each sacristy window contains symbols of the important days celebrated throughout the liturgical year starting with Advent. This is the third window in this series which contains symbols for Christmas, celebrated on December 25th and for Epiphany which is celebrated on January 6th. Christmas, the birth of Jesus, is covered in Luke 2:1-20 in verse 14 a host of angels appear to shepherds in the field and proclaim " Glory to God in the highest and on earth PEACE to men of goodwill." The Epiphany, which celebrates the arrival of the three kings (Magi), is told in Matt.2:1-12. The Magi followed a star to Bethlehem, the place of the birth of Christ, and brought gifts of gold, incense and myrrh.  Seen in this window is the Star of Bethlehem the center of which contains a heart with the inscription "Pax" and I believe this heart also serves as the center of a Christmas rose. Below that is 3 crowns, gifts of the Magi, and a shepherd's crook. I was not able to identify the object between the rose and the gifts.

Inscriptions: CHRISTMAS
PAX (peace)

Height: ~6.5'

Width: 18"

Christmas/Epiphany outside
Christmas/Epiphany outside

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