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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: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: Pentecost Day

Brief Description of Subject: Each sacristy windows contains symbols of the important days celebrated throughout the liturgical year which starts with Advent. This is the 12th window in this series and contains symbols for Pentecost which is celebrated on the 7th Sunday after Easter. The events that took place on that day are covered in Acts chapter 2; brief synopsis -- the virgin Mary, Apostles and Disciples were gathered in a room in Jerusalem to celebrate the Jewish feast of Shavuot when suddenly they heard a violent WIND and TONGUES OF FIRE settled on their heads and they were filled with the HOLY SPIRIT..... A large crowd had gathered outside when they heard the great wind; Peter came out and told the crowd that Jesus, the one who had been CRUCIFIED and RESURRECTED, was the SAVIOR OF THE WORLD, repent and be BAPTIZED in the name of the Lord ... That day around 3000 were baptized. Symbols seen in this window: 3 tongues of fire, descending dove (Holy Spirit) coming down on a yellow (divine) wind, a cross (crucifixion) on top of an orb (Jesus Savior of the world), laurel leaves (resurrection), drop of water on orb (baptism).

Inscriptions: PENTECOST

Height: ~6.5'

Width: 18"

Pentecost outside
Pentecost outside

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