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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church

City: Livonia

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1980

Subject/Title of Window: From Creation to New Creation Set 2

Brief Description of Subject: A set of six windows, entitled "From Creation to New Creation," was designed for this Church and installed in 1980. This is the second of that series and is located in the choir room overlooking the narthex. It receives no natural light, but can be viewed from the narthex when the choir room lights are turned on.

This set covers the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ.

Panel 1: Birth. The Nativity scene pictured here is based on material found in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. In Luke 2, an angel tells shepherds that the MESSIAH has been born and they will find him WRAPPED IN CLOTHS AND LYING IN A MANGER. In Matthew 2, Magi will follow a STAR to the PLACE WHERE CHRIST WAS BORN and present him with gifts. According to Church records, This panel was given by Mr. and Mrs Erwin Link in honor of their parents, Fred and Emilie Link, and Herbert and Amelia Anderson.

From the Church brochure: "We see there the star shining over the place where he lay, which led worshippers to Him on that first Christmas. There we see in the manger the Christ-child so glorious and yet so humble as he came down from heaven to be born of the Virgin Mary, God fulfilling his promise of long ages past in the person of this tiny child."

Panel 2: Crucifixion. Pictured based on Luke 23:32 - 33 (ESV) --- "Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him [Jesus]. And when they came to the place that is called The Skull [MOUNT CALVARY], THERE THEY CRUCIFIED HIM, AND THE CRIMINALS, ONE ON THE RIGHT AND ONE ON THE LEFT." According to Church records, this panel was given by Mr. and Mrs Erwin Link in loving memory of Rose Geisler.

From the Church brochure: "We see there a very stark scene- three crosses silhouetted across the sky on Good Friday. There the most prominent one is our Lord Jesus himself who gave his very life for us that we might receive the forgiveness of sins. His sacrifice is the only means whereby we receive the forgiveness of sins and everlasting salvation. Cavalry stands in contrast to Sinai in the former set, the mount of the law and the mount of the Gospel."

Panel 3: Resurrection. Material for this panel from Matthew 28:2 (ESV) --- "And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an ANGEL OF THE LORD descended from heaven and came and ROLLED BACK THE STONE AND SAT ON IT." According to Church records, this panel was given by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cicero in loving memory of Tom's mother, Elsie Cicero, and in loving memory of Marlene's grandmother, Elzire Tousignant, and in loving memory of Reverend A. W. Born.

From the Church brochure: "We see there the empty tomb-death could not hold our Lord Jesus Christ, for he came forth from the tomb on Easter morning. The resurrection is the single greatest event in the history of mankind proclaiming that Christ conquered death once and for all. We see there looking at the door of the empty tomb the angel which gave the news of the Lord’s resurrection to the women who first appeared on Easter Sunday morning. The empty tomb symbolizes for us also the hope that we have of conquering death and living forever with God."

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 7'

Width: 5'6"

From Creation to New Creation Set 2
From Creation to New Creation Set 2

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