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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Chapel in the Woods; Starr Commonwealth

Studio Name: Burnham (W. H.) Studios

City: Albion

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1950

Subject/Title of Window: Presentation in the Temple

Brief Description of Subject: "And when the time came ... they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord ... Now there was a mand in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon .. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ ... and Simeon blessed them." Luke 2

Simeon, holding the infant Jesus, centers this group, with Mary at the priest's right, Joseph at his left. The simple cloak and robe of Joseph  is sharply contrasted with the elaborate robes of Simeon. Mary is dressed in her Sabbath robes, for this is a great occasion for Mary and her little son. Mary's motherly concern for her child is shown in her outstretched arms and her gentle gaze. The architectural background of the temple is detailed in the stone of walls and floors, arches and pillars.

From "May All Who Enter This Chapel-in-the-Woods Rejoice and Be Exceeding Glad in The Love of Jesus Christ Our Lord," by Starr Commonwealth For Boys, Albion, Michigan.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 4'

Width: 2'

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

Presentation in the Temple
Presentation in the Temple
Christ the Baby
Christ the Baby

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