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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John's United Church of Christ

Studio Name: Connick (Charles J.), Ltd.

City: Grand Rapids

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1966

Subject/Title of Window: The Transfiguration

Brief Description of Subject: Jesus takes his three closest disciples - Peter, James and John - up on a mountain with him, and is “transfigured” before them. That is, his face and garments shine with an unearthly brilliance. Moses (above, with the tablet of the law) and Elijah (with the scroll of the prophet) appear with him. The disciples want to build three tabernacles, or booths (below, suggesting the Hebrews’ Feast of Tabernacles), as if to prolong the experience. Coming as it does after Peter’s confession of Jesus as the Christ, Jesus’ prediction of his death, and Jesus’ words about the demanding conditions of his discipleship; this experience of the transcendent reinforces the disciples’ faith at a crucial time.

Condition of Window: Several of the windows have had minor repairs, but we don't know which ones.

Height: 80"

Width: 20"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

The Transfiguration
The Transfiguration

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