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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John's Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Potter's Stained Glass Emporium

City: Dowagiac

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 2006

Subject/Title of Window: Alpha and Omega

Brief Description of Subject: Jesus’ ascension into heaven.
The ninth window constructed is in the flower room. The sandstone symbol is the Alpha and Omega (the first and last letter of the Greek alphabet). “I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.’” (Revelation 1:8)

The scene chosen for the background of this window is Jesus’ ascension into heaven. With His hands raised in blessing, Jesus ascended into the clouds of heaven. “When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.” (Luke 24”50-51) The disciples are below, looking up as He left them.

The two smaller symbols include an angel which welcomed Jesus back into heaven, and who will accompany Him when He returns again on the last day. “This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11) The rays of the sun symbolize Jesus’ great commission to spread the good news of salvation to all corners of the earth. “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” (Mark 16:15)
The small window has three sunflowers in it.

Height: 70"

Width: 44"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Copper Foil

Alpha and Omega
Alpha and Omega

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