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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: 1951

Subject/Title of Window: Christ Before Pilate

Brief Description of Subject: "Pilate then called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, and said to them, 'You brought me this man as one who ws perverting the people; and after examining him before you, behold I did not find this man guilty of any of the charges against him; neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. Behold nothing deserving death has been done by him; I will therefore chastise him and release him.'

"But they all cried out together ... Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus, but they shouted out, 'Crucify, crucify him!' A third time, he said to them, 'Why, what evil has he done, I have found in him no crime deserving death. I will therefore chastise him and release him.' But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed. So Pilate gave sentence that their demand should be granted ... Jesus, he delivered up to their will." Luke 23

Jesus, his wrists bound, a crown of thorns pressed upon his head, stands before Pilate's throne. Pilate strokes his beard in thought, as one of the accusers gives testimony against Jesus. A servant kneels with a golden wash basin that Pilate may quickly cleanse himself from the unpleasant task of condemning an innocent man to death.

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.

Inscriptions: Ben H. Lupton
Clara Simmens Lupton

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 4'

Width: 2'

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

Christ Before Pilate
Christ Before Pilate
The Passion of Christ
The Passion of Christ

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