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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Christ Church Detroit

Studio Name: Shadetree Studios, Inc.

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 2002

Subject/Title of Window: Creation

Brief Description of Subject: This is one of four transept windows designed by Buffalo N.Y. artist Ellen Steinfeld. The artist has entitled this window "Creation."

From the "Christ Church Chronicles" dated September 2002:

"The window carries the theme of creation. This window is a gift of Claire and Robert Brown and is given in memory of their daughter Alexa Jane Brown who died on August 27. 1999. The theme was chosen because of Alexa's passion for the environment. She was a wildlife biology major at the University of Vermont and was working for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources at the time of her death."

The story of the Creation is covered in the First Chapter of Genesis. Pictured is God's creation on each of the six days:
Day 1 --- Heavens and earth
Day 2 --- The sky
Day 3 --- Dry land and plant life
Day 4 --- Stars and the sun and the moon
Day 5 --- Life that lives in the sea
Day 6 --- Creatures that live on dry land

Inscriptions: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth

Condition of Window: good

Height: 110"

Width: 70"

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

Creation outside
Creation outside

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