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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Sacred Heart Church

Artist Name: Cass Ploggins

City: Merrill

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1977

Subject/Title of Window: Shell and Chi Ro

Brief Description of Subject: The chi ro is the oldest monogram used with reference to Christ as it is sometimes called a “Christogram.” The word Christ in Greek appeared as XPICTOC in capitol letters, and abrieviated as XP, which is called “Chi Ro”. St. John the Baptist may have used a sea shell to hold the water to baptise Christ, or Christ may have been baptised by Immersion.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 90"

Width: 37"

Type of Glass and Technique: Slab or Faceted Glass (Dalle de Verre)

Shell and Chi Ro
Shell and Chi Ro

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