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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First English Evangelical Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Grosse Pointe Woods

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1961

Subject/Title of Window: The Resurrection of Christ

Brief Description of Subject: The left section portrays the Women at the Tomb with the angel announcing to them that He is risen. The tomb is empty with the linen cloths in which Jesus was wrapped lying therein. At the bottom is the phoenix, a mythical bird, who symbolizes the resurrection.

The center section represents the Appearance of Jesus to the eleven disciples in the Upper Room after the resurrection. The wounds of Christ are offered as proof of his being the one crucified.

The right section depicts the Commission of Jesus to the Church. Above is the Word with a shell and three drops of Water. This refers to the teaching of the church with its baptizing in the name of the Triune God. Jesus Himself holds the keys of death and hell as symbols of his authority over the world with his disciples ready to go forth. The ship is a symbol of the church.

Condition of Window: Excellent

Height: each panel 125"

Width: each panel 20"

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

The Resurrection of Christ
The Resurrection of Christ
The Resurrection of Christ Willet studio sketch
The Resurrection of Christ Willet studio sketch

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