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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Esser (T. C.) Co. Stained Glass Studios (Oakbrook Studio)

City: Grand Rapids

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1959

Subject/Title of Window: Easter/Good Friday

Brief Description of Subject: The Paschal Lamb has been sacrificed. He has laid down His life and has taken it up again. He has accomplished the Redemption of Mankind. The Banner of Victory is the Cross, by which the Son of God won the battle over sin and death. In the center is the Paschal Candle. The Paschal Candle reminds us that Christ, after coming forth from the tomb, is truly the Light of the World. The two lilies flanking the tableau place the Easter feast in the spring of the year, when all nature throws off the shackles of winter and assumes a new life, just as we, triumphing with Christ on Easter Sunday and rejecting malice and wickedness enter the springtime of grace. The two fish swimming at the bottom are symbolic of Christian souls being cleansed in the waters of Baptism. In them is re-enacted the mysteries of the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ. They enter the font, as Christ entered the tomb, and emerge from it reborn, freed from the tyranny of sin, just as Christ emerged gloriously from the sepulchre, triumphant over death.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 15'

Width: 4'

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

Easter/Good Friday
Easter/Good Friday

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