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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John's Seminary

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Plymouth

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: The Subdeacon

Brief Description of Subject: The bottom portion of the window depicts the Madonna and child with halos and a kneeling figure.  The lighted candle is the promise of celibacy of the subdeacon. The center portion of the window depicts the subdeacon in yellow.  Over his shoulders the subdeacon wears a humeral veil that is used to cover the chalice and paten. The upper section of the window depcits a forearm with a white strip of cloth hanging over it.  This cloth represents the maniple, which is attributed to the rope that bound Christ, good works, vigilance, and penitence.

The Subdeacon
The Subdeacon
The Subdeacon/Queen of Angels/Queen of Patriarchs
The Subdeacon/Queen of Angels/Queen of Patriarchs

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