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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: Good Friday/Easter Day

Brief Description of Subject: Description: Each sacristy window contains symbols of the important days celebrated throughout the liturgical year which starts with Advent. This is the 8th window in this series and contains symbols for Good Friday and Easter Day. Good Friday, the day of the crucifixion, is symbolized by the purple (penance) cross and Adam's skull (Christ had to die to atone for Adam's sin). Easter, the resurrection of Christ, is symbolized by a radiant sun and a white cloth draped over the cross. The radiant sun could have many different meanings, I chose that it symbolizes the risen Christ -- Malachi 4:2 " But unto you that fear my name the Sun of righteousness will arise with healing in his wings". A Catholic tradition is to cover the cross after Mass on Holy Thursday and on Easter Day uncover the cross and drape a white cloth on it and leave it there until Christ returns to heaven on Ascension Day. I interpret the dark colored cloth that the skull is resting on to be the cloth that had been covering the cross and was  removed on Easter Day.

Inscriptions: GOOD FRIDAY

Height: ~6.5'

Width: 18"

Good Friday/Easter Day
Good Friday/Easter Day
Good Friday/Easter Day, Maundy Thursday outside
Good Friday/Easter Day, Maundy Thursday outside

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