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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: Protestantism; Presbyterianism

Brief Description of Subject: Rectangular window in eight panels. Left side shows the founders of Protestantism. Right side noteworthy Protestant councils.
Left side, bottom: Martin Luther, founder of the Lutheran church. Lower center: Huldreich Zwingli, Swiss reformer and co-founder of the Reformed churches, with Calvin. Upper center: John Calvin, co-founder of the Reformed churches. Top: John Knox, a Scottish follower of Calvin who founded the Presbyterians.
Right side, bottom: Westminster Assembly. A meeting of the Puritans during the dictatorship of Cromwell which produced the famous Westminster Catechism and other documents which until recently were the standard for all Presbyterian churches. They were intended to apply to the Anglicans (Episcopalians) too, but the Church of England rejected the Assembly upon the restoration of King Charles II. Lower center: First General Assembly of Philadelphia, 1789, the first meeting of the Presbyterians after the American Revolution. Upper center: National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA. A group of churches formed in 1950 when the Federal Council of Churches accepted many new members. Top: World Council of Churches at Evanston, 1954. A meeting of the WCC.
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

Protestantism - Cartoon
Protestantism - Cartoon

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