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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First Congregational Church of St. Johns

Studio Name: Hooker (H. M.) Company

City: St. Johns, Michigan

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1900

Subject/Title of Window: Hope

Brief Description of Subject: In the south window, the center panel depicts a seaside scene with an anchor and rock in the foreground. The banner above is inscribed, “Hope.” The anchor recalls biblical words: “We have hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure” (Hebrews 6:19); the rock refers to words of the Psalmist: “The Lord is my rock and my fortress” (Psalm 18:2). Flanking the center panels of each large window are panels holding torches and lilies, Christian symbols for the Betrayal, Passion and purity of Christ.

Height: 16 1/2 feet

Width: 18 feet

Hope close-up
Hope close-up

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