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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Paul's Presbyterian Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Livonia

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1965

Subject/Title of Window: Psalm 24

Brief Description of Subject: This window is located in the sacristy. The picture is based on verses from a psalm written by David. Psalm 24:3 - 5:

"Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false." (NIV)

In David's time, according to the Old Testament, God's presence on earth was in the "Ark of the Covenant," which was placed in a tabernacle (tent) in Jerusalem. The city of Jerusalem is located on a hill, thus in Verse 3 "hill of the Lord" refers poetically to the "dwelling place of the Lord." In this window, a Tau-Rho cross is seen atop the hill. This cross is a pictorial representation of Christ on the cross. It is formed by superimposing the capital Greek letters "Tau" and "Rho." It is called a "staurogram" (sTAU RHOgram) from the Greek words "stauroo" (crucify) and "stauros" (cross).

The picture depicts a couple worthy of entering the dwelling place of God.

Designed by Eric Sundean.

Inscriptions: Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord
Psalm 24

Height: 48"

Width: 18"

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

Psalm 24
Psalm 24
Psalm 24 close-up
Psalm 24 close-up
Psalm 24 Willet sketch
Psalm 24 Willet sketch

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