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Featured Windows, May 2001

Trinity Episcopal Church Window

Building: Trinity Episcopal Church

City: Grand Ledge

State: Michigan


Jesus Knocking at the Door

This window is a fine example of many windows that depict Jesus knocking at the door, a favorite subject for ecclesiastical stained glass. The theme is based on a biblical text in which Jesus is quoted as saying, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock." Various artists have painted the scene, including 19th-century English artist William Holman Hunt, whose popular painting, "The Light of the World," probably inspired this interpretation in stained glass.

Trinity Episcopal Church was completed in 1913. Its opalescent glass windows were made by the John J. Kinsella Studios of Chicago. This window was given in memory of George and Catherine Brown by their son, David H. Brown.

Trinity Episcopal Church of Grand Ledge was registered in the Michigan Stained Glass Census by Kay and Dick Cypher of Grand Ledge.

(MSGC 1992.0051)

Text by Betty MacDowell, Michigan Stained Glass Census, May , 2001.