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Building Name: Chapel of the Holy Trinity - Concordia University

Studio Name: Loire (Gabriel) Studios

City: Ann Arbor

Date of Window: 1966

Subject/Title of Window: Christ the King

Brief Description of Subject: The Chapel of the Holy Trinity is in the shape of a triangle. This window, like the other two at the vertices, will have a reference to the Holy Trinity.

Description of window from unknown writer based on description by the designer of the window, Gabriel Loire:
Christ is shown behind the altar. He is the triumphant Lord clad in the raiment of His kingly, priestly, and prophetic offices. He is the one who ever lives to make intercession for those whom He has redeemed with His blood. In His hand he holds the scroll of the elect, the sum total of those whose names are written in the Book of Life. He stands on the green earth which is His footstool. To the right shine forth the rays of Easter morning rising from the gray gloom of the grave. Higher up stands the victorious Lamb with the seven seals described in the book of Revelation. To the upper left, connecting with the red of the cross that is seen behind the figure of Christ, is the triangle symbolizing the Trinity. The dove shows the Holy Spirit. The Creator's hand reminds us of God the Father. In the lower left is the cup of the Eucharist reminding us of the Lord's Supper. At the extreme left are the fagots, [with the tied branches in the shape of a cross], and the sword, reminiscent of the sacrifice from which Isaac was delivered. The stars point to God's promise to Abraham, the obedient servant of God, that his descendants be as stars of the firmament. At the extreme right is the [budding staff of Aaron] and the brazen serpent from the wilderness wandering of the Israelites, a prophetic type of Christ's death on the cross. Across the bottom of the scene stretch the censers with sweet perfume of the prayers of the saints arising to heaven.

The maker's signature is found at the bottom of the right panel.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 18'

Width: 27'

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

Christ the King
Christ the King
Trinity
Trinity
Revelation Lamb and the Seven Seals
Revelation Lamb and the Seven Seals
The Eucharist Cup
The Eucharist Cup
Sacrifice of Isaac and Stars of Descendants of Abraham
Sacrifice of Isaac and Stars of Descendants of Abraham
Serpent and Staff of Aaron
Serpent and Staff of Aaron
Censer
Censer
Christ the King outside
Christ the King outside
Loire signature
Loire signature

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