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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Subject/Title of Window: Christ's Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem

Brief Description of Subject: This is the fifth of 10 aisle windows depicting scenes in the life of Christ. With one exception, they are arranged in chronological order starting on the Epistle side.
The canopy features a five pointed star on a cross. The five pointed star is the "Star of Bethlehem." The five points symbolize the five wounds of Christ.
The scene depicted, Christ's Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem, is found in Matthew 21:8 - 9 --- As Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey, "a very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of them and those that followed, shouted, 'Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest.'"
The design of this window is based on a 1910 painting by Bernhard Plockhorst.
In using an already existing artwork for the design of a two lancet  window, a maker is confronted with the problem of the mullion dividing the space in two. This will necessitate design changes from the original. 
In the predella are inscribed the name of a donor, Thomas Micek, and a donation in the memory of John Zawada.
The stained glass windows in the Church were restored in 2002.

Inscriptions: Tomasz Micek
In Memoriam Jan Zawada

Height: 12'

Width: 4' 6"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass

Christ's Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem
Christ's Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem
Christ's Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem close-up
Christ's Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem close-up
Christ's Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem Plockhorst painting
Christ's Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem Plockhorst painting

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