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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Window

Building Name: Christ Community Church (formerly First Baptist Church)

Studio Name: Hooker (H. M.) Company

City: Lansing

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

Date of Window: 1893

Subject/Title of Window: The Great North Window

Brief Description of Subject: The Great North Window is composed of two large panels in the lower portion of the window’s composition that portrays two distinctive Baptist beliefs of baptism. The left panel is a scene from Matthew 3:3 depicting John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness with the child Jesus and his parents Joseph and Mary. The right panel depicts the scene from Matthew 3:16 depicting John the Baptist baptizing Jesus in the River Jordan with the Spirit of God descending as rays from a dove. Between these two panels are long rectangular panels of Easter lilies. Above the main panels are four roundels (six feet in diameter) in the center of which are the lamb of God and the eye of God, shafts of wheat (symbolizing the body of Christ) and bunches of grapes (symbolizing the blood of Christ) respectively. A roundel depicting an open Bible is between the top two roundels and above this is a panel of a dove and rays symbolizing the Holy Spirit. Ornamental windows surround these pictorial panes.

Condition of Window: Excellent

Height: 31'

Width: 26'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came

Baptism by Immersion
Baptism by Immersion

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