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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

City: Ypsilanti

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Date of Window: 1933

Subject/Title of Window: Agnus Dei Rose

Brief Description of Subject: This rose window, found on the façade, consists of 18 petals centered by the Agnus Dei carrying the "Victory over Death" banner. "Agnus Dei" translates as "Lamb of God" and is a symbol for Christ as the sacrificial lamb who died for our salvation. It has its origin in the Jewish preparation for Passover. Celebrants would select a spotless lamb and isolate it for three days before sacrificing it --- it was called the "Lamb of God." This name was applied to Jesus by John the Baptist. John was baptizing and when he saw Jesus approaching, he told the crowd, "Behold the Lamb of God, Behold, he who takes away the sin of the world," (John 1:29 CPDV). During the celebration of the Mass, the priest takes the Sacred Host from the ciborium for Communion, and raising it slightly, tells the people, "Behold, the Lamb of God."

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 8'

Width: 8'

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

Agnus Dei Rose
Agnus Dei Rose
Agnus Dei outside
Agnus Dei outside

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