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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: Baptism

Brief Description of Subject: Jesus’ Baptism in the Jordan River.
This was the sixth window constructed, and completed the windows inside the sanctuary itself. Again, the sandstone symbol below the window was not used, this time because of its similarity to the next to it, which was a larger “IHS”. Because this window would be close to the baptismal font, the shell and three drops of water was selected as the symbol for this window. The shell may or may not have been used by John the Baptist, but it has become the historic symbol for applying the baptismal water. The three drops below the shell symbolize the three persons of the Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:19)

With Jesus being in the Jordan River to be baptized, the two smaller symbols are the other two persons of the Trinity. God the Father spoke from the cloud, and God the Holy Spirit took the form of a dove and descended upon Jesus. “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’” (Matthew 3:16-17)
The small window below includes three flowers, like those in the window above.

Height: 70"

Width: 44"

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


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