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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Birmingham

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1956

Subject/Title of Window: Prayer/Matrimony/Communion

Brief Description of Subject: The following description for these chancel windows from the book, "The Windows and Symbols of First Methodist Church Birmingham, Mich. edited by Dr. Arnold F. Runkel and privately published by the Church for its members in 1966.

Within the chancel are six of the most meaningful windows; they typify the activities performed there. These windows are done in grisaille wherein the background is a grey monochrome, chiefly light in color. They thereby differ from windows in the nave, which have predominantly blue backgrounds.


Praying hands surmounted by a Cross; signifying worship. Small symbol: censor; burning incense indicating our prayers, as incense, ascending to Heaven.

[A cross fronted by two interlocking rings with flames from oil lamps perched on water --- the Cana Cross. The interlocking marriage rings and cross symbolize that marriage is a partnership with Christ. The flames of the oil lamps symbolize the burning love the couple share. Water under the lit oil lamps comes from Song of Songs 8:6-7, "Love is as strong as death ... It burns like a blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it."] The small symbol: clasping hands, symbolizing the marriage vows, 'Thou whom God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.'

Ripened wheat and bunches of grapes, signifying the bread and the wine. [Small symbol: chalice, symbolizing Communion --- Christ's words at the Last Supper, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you." Luke 22:20]

The windows on Prayer, Marriage, and Communion were presented as a memorial to Larry Pomeroy by family and friends.

Height: ~63"

Width: 21", each; 120" total

Communion/Matrimony/Prayer outside
Communion/Matrimony/Prayer outside

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