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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: Life of Christ

Brief Description of Subject: The first window portrayed is The Annunciation recorded in Luke 1:26-38. The angel Gabriel with the lily in his hand as a symbol of the Virgin, visits Mary in Nazareth announcing that she is to bear Jesus. The dove above the figure represents the Holy Spirit coming upon Mary as promised by the angel.

The next window depicts The Nativity recorded in Luke 2:1-14. The Christ is brought forth and laid in the manger, its straw here shown. Joseph stands above Mary and Jesus the protector of both. The Star of Bethlehem is prominent at the top. Below, the shepherds are depicted by the staffs and the magi by the three crowns.

The last window represents Jesus in the temple at 12 years of age recorded in Luke 2:41-52. His interest in the Scriptures is shown by the book and scrolls. Here too, the doctors are astounded at this interest and understanding. The lamp above symbolizes knowledge recalling Psalm 119 - "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet." Below is the carpenter's plane with its shavings to depict Jesus' simple life in Nazareth.

Condition of Window: Excellent

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

The Life of Christ
The Life of Christ
The Life of Christ Willet studio sketch
The Life of Christ Willet studio sketch

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