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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: Resurrection Lamb

Brief Description of Subject: This was the first window which was constructed. The resurrection Lamb, Who had been slain, but is now victorious, was the sandstone symbol. “In a loud voice they sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” (Revelation 5:12) The Lamb carries the banner of salvation for all people.

In keeping with the resurrection, Easter lilies were put below the cross. Lilies are a symbol of the resurrection because they come forth from a bulb that appears to be lifeless, and then bloom with the beautiful trumpet flower.

Butterflies are also used to symbolize life coming forth from a cocoon, something that appeared to be lifeless. The caterpillar enters the cocoon and appears lifeless for a time. When it emerges from the cocoon, its form has changed into the beautiful butterfly. We, also, shall enter the grave in one form, and then, after a time, be brought forth with a glorified body.

The blue background behind the cross was to be life-giving water.

The sun and sunbeams shining across the window were to be a reminder of the sunrise on resurrection morning, bringing the light of salvation to the world. “Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb.” (Mark 16:2) The butterfly symbol was again repeated.

In the small window below, we have the three empty crosses. “They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left.” (Mark 15:27)

Height: 70"

Width: 44"

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

Resurrection Lamb
Resurrection Lamb

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