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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: 1960

Subject/Title of Window: The Passion of Christ

Brief Description of Subject: The left section portrays the Entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. It emphasizes that He comes in peace as the Messiah of Israel. The palm branches are representative of this laid on the road by the throngs.

The middle section is that of Jesus in Gethsemane where He prays before the cross - "Father, it it is possible, let this cup pass from." Nearby are the disciples, Peter, James and John, who sleep in the garden despite the agony of their Master. Previous to this, the disciples shared the Lord's Supper depicted by the grapes and wheat at the bottom.

The last section represents the Crucifixion of Jesus as He cries out in victory - "It is finished." At the bottom is the portrayal of the veil of the Temple being rent in two from the top to the bottom signifying the cross as having ended the Jewish rites as the means of reconciliation with God.

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 Passion of Christ
The Passion of Christ
The Passion of Christ Willet studio sketch
The Passion of Christ Willet studio sketch

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