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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: Ministry to Men

Brief Description of Subject: The first window is a portrayal of the Baptism of Jesus with which His Ministry begins as recorded in all the gospels. Jesus is with John the Baptist at the River Jordan with the shell as a symbol of the incident. The words - Ecce Agnus Dei - Behold the Lamb of God - also appears as spoken by John with the symbol at the bottom.

The next window depicts the nature of Christ's ministry in healing and teaching. A crippled man approaches Him for mercy with the assurance of being heard. At the bottom is an interesting treatment of the reference in Matthew 7:24-27 of one doing the words of Christ being like unto a man building his house upon a rock and one not doing them like unto a man building upon the sand.

The last section portrays the climax of the Ministry of Christ. It is the confession of St. Peter - Thou are the Christ, the Son of the Living God - at Caesarea Philippi. Here is represented the faith of all the disciples after having been with Christ three years. Above is depicted the Mount of Transfiguration with Jesus represented by the cross, Moses by the tablets of law, and Elijah by the fiery chariot. At the bottom are the crossed keys, the historic symbol of St. Peter.

Condition of Window: Excellent

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

Ministry to Men
Ministry to Men
Ministry to Men Willet studio sketch
Ministry to Men Willet studio sketch

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