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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Redford Avenue Presbyterian Church

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1956

Subject/Title of Window: Beginning of the Christian Church

Brief Description of Subject: Rectangular window in eight panels. Left side shows scenes from the Acts of the Apostles. Right side "early" [pre-Reformation] Christians.
Left side, bottom: Ss. Peter and John heal a crippled beggar at the Gate Beautiful of Jerusalem. Lower center: Jews stone St. Stephen to death while he has a vision of Jesus and God the Father. Upper center: Jesus appears to St. Paul on the road to Damascus. St. Paul's horse rears in background. Top: St. Paul preaches to the Athenians. An idol is in the background, presumably that of the Unknown God.
Right side, bottom: St. Augustine of Hippo, a Roman Catholic bishop and Doctor of the Church. A disk that reads "Veritas" [truth] sheds a ray of light on his writing desk. His bishop's miter is at left, books behind him. Top right is a haloed woman kneeling in prayer, presumably his mother, St. Monica. Lower center: Pope Saint Gregory I the Great stands with quill in hand, in front of a scroll of sheet music [he was the one who reformed church music and established Gregorian chant as the standard form]. Upper center: Christopher Columbus, a devout Roman Catholic, holds a cross and Bible and preaches to the North Americans. Top: Saint Francis of Asissi, a Roman Catholic who founded an order of celibate friars, gives bread to some starving beggars.
Window made by Marguerite Gaudin, of Willet Studios, Philadelphia, PA. Protected on outside by glass since installation.

Condition of Window: fair, some sagging

Height: 8 ft 4 in

Width: 5 ft 3 in

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

Beginning of the Church
Beginning of the Church
Beginning of the Church - Cartoon
Beginning of the Church - Cartoon

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