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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: John

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.
St. John is called the beloved disciple and often depicted at the last supper resting upon the Lord's shoulder. He was present at the crucifixion and from the cross Jesus asked his special disciple, John, to adopt his blessed mother.

The actual symbol of a chalice with a serpent comes from Christian tradition. St. John was one of the great missionaries of the church and was hated by many for his outspoken love of Christ. On one occassion he was invited to meal. Unknown to him he was given a chalice of wine raced with poisonous venom. Jesus appeared and warned him of the danger. However, He is supposed to have made the sign of the cross over the chalice, and the poison escaped in the form of a serpent.

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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