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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Church of the Transfiguration

Studio Name: Schmitt (Conrad) Studios

City: Ironwood

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1964

Subject/Title of Window: Transfiguration

Brief Description of Subject: This "Transfiguration Window," in the chancel of the Church of the Transfiguration, depicts an event in the life of Jesus, as recorded in the biblical books of Matthew, Mark and Luke. In these accounts, Jesus went up a mountain with three of his disciples, Peter, James and John. There his disciples saw him glowing with divine glory, with Moses and Elijah on either side. As they watched, a voice from overhead declared, "This is my beloved Son. Hear him." The central figure of Jesus is clothed in the glistening white robes described in the stories. On the left, Moses carries the tablet containing the Ten Commandments he had received from God on Mount Sinai. On the right, the prophet Elijah holds a flaming wheel to symbolize the fiery chariot in which it was said he had ascended to heaven. The three major figures are encircled by a ribbon on which are inscribed the words heard by the disciples, who are pictured in the lower corners.

Inscriptions: This is my beloved Son. Hear him

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 9'

Width: 4'6"

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


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