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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Studio Name: Oidtmann (H.) Glass and Mosaic Studios

City: Grand Rapids

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

Date of Window: 1926

Subject/Title of Window: Nativity-Visitation-Mary and Joseph’s wedding

Brief Description of Subject: Vas Honorabile (Vessel of Honor)
Nativity, Luke 2:1-14. Joseph, Mary, Baby Jesus with five adoring shepherds.
The Visitation to Elizabeth, Luke 1:39-56. Zachariah and Elizabeth visited by Mary and Joseph.
Mary's Wedding. Mary and Joseph before Simeon, priest with maid, young and old priests. Monstrance with leafs and vines intersperse.

Panels have Gothic Filigree above and below the scenes.
Designed by Dr. H. Oidtman. Installed by Herbert Gotzes, Inc., Chicago, IL.

Inscriptions: Vas honorable

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 17'

Width: 5'

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

Nativity-Visitation-Mary and Joseph’s wedding
Nativity-Visitation-Mary and Joseph’s wedding
Vas honorabile
Vas honorabile
Mary and Joseph's Wedding
Mary and Joseph's Wedding

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