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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

Studio Name: Omnibus Studios

City: Grand Ledge

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 2001

Subject/Title of Window: Baptism

Brief Description of Subject: From the booklet, "Grand Ledge First United Methodist Church, Education Unit Stained Glass Program, 2000-2001," by Dr. C. Bernard Johnson.
Baptism: A white Descending Dove with three rayed nimbus is the most appropriate, traditional symbol of the Holy Spirit. When Jesus had been baptized and was praying, the heavens opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in the form of a dove and a voice came from heaven saying, "Thou are my beloved Son; with Thee I am well pleased." The scallop shell is also used as a symbol of Baptism. Many early pictures of the baptism of Jesus by John show John pouring water from such a shell on Jesus' head, Mark 1-10.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 17"

Width: 33"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Antique or Cathedral Glass, Enamel Paint, Lead Came, Jewels or Cast Glass


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