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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Window

Building Name: St. Albertus Church

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, over 2 vertical sections)

Subject/Title of Window: St. Joseph

Brief Description of Subject: This window is located in the Epistle side transept, just above the St. Joseph altar.

Octofoil at the top of the window contains a medallion which has the image of the coat of arms for the "January Uprising". Poland as a nation ceased to exist in the late 18th Century as its neighbors split it up among themselves. The "January Uprising" was a revolt to reestablish the Polish nation as well as that of Lithuania and Ruthenia. It started on January 22, 1863 and ended unsuccessfully in 1864. The logo consist of a royal crown atop a coat of arms which contains the symbols of Poland (white eagle), Lithuania (Vytis), and Ruthenia (Archangel Michael), below the coat of arms is a banner that says "BOZE ZBAW POLSKE".

The three panels below the octofoil contain images inside a medallion that relate to St. Joseph. In the left panel are the tools of a carpenter. In the middle panel is St. Joseph with a lily plant (purity). In the right panel is a Church that somewhat resembles the original St. Albertus that was torn down and replaced with the present St. Albertus.

Inscriptions: BOZE ZBAW POLSKE
Translation: God Save Poland


Height: 17'

Width: 6'

St. Joseph
St. Joseph
January Uprising
January Uprising
St. Joseph close-up
St. Joseph close-up
St. Joseph outside
St. Joseph outside

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