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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Historic Trinity Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1932

Subject/Title of Window: Passing the Word

Brief Description of Subject: The Church's description of the window:
"The window in the pastor's study was made by the Detroit Glass Company on West Fort Street. It is made of English slab glass, of various thickness and weight. It contains medallions showing the passing of the Word from Age to Youth.

AGE: an older person's graying hand is passing on the torch of life and faith to youth --- the next generation. [The small symbol of an oil lamp (wisdom) and Holy Bible (Word of God) depicts wisdom from the word of God -- Proverbs 2:6]

BIBLE: the open Bible with the words "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth --- then God said let there be light" symbolizes the central message of the Bible that is passed from age to youth. [The small symbol of a crown is an icon for Christ the King and eternal life.]

YOUTH: a strong bold hand of youth accepts the torch of life being passed onto its generation. The small symbol of the hand and Cross depict pointing up to the one way --- Christ said in John 14, 'I am the way, the truth, the life.' "

During the urban disturbance in the summer of 1967, a bullet passed through the window necessitating the replacement of one of the pieces of glass. The replacement piece is made of plastic. Looking at the outside view, that piece is easily identifiable.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: ~68"

Width: 112"

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

Passing the Word
Passing the Word
Passing the Word outside
Passing the Word outside

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