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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: Missions, Foreign and Domestic

Brief Description of Subject: Rectangular window in eight panels. Left side dedicated to American missionary efforts. Right side to international ones.
Left side, bottom: David Brainerd, a Presbyterian missionary to the Delaware Indians (the tribe, not the state). Lower center: John Joyce, a circuit rider [most circuit riders were Methodists, but Presbyterians were not unknown]. Upper center: Marcus Whitman and Henry Spalding, Presbyterian missionaries to Indians in Oregon. They are here depicted crossing the Rockies with their wagon. Top: Sheldon Jackson, Presbyterian missionary to Colorado and Alaska, here depicted in Alaska.
Right side, bottom: Samuel Higginbottom, Presbyterian missionary to India and introducer of improved agricultural methods. Lower center: Sir Wilfred Grenfell, Presbyterian medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador. Upper center: Dr. David Livingstone (the one discovered by Stanley), a Congregationalist [NOT Presbyterian] African explorer. Despite common belief, he was not a missionary; in fact, he was only responsible for one conversion to Christianity in all his adventures. Top: William Carey, a Baptist [NOT Presbyterian] who was the father of modern Protestant missions in the 1780's. For the first 270 years of their history, most Protestants had considered that "When God pleases to convert the heathen, He will do it without your aid and mine," owing to Calvin's teaching of absolute Predestination.
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

Missions, Domestic and Foreign
Missions, Domestic and Foreign
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Missions, Domestic and Foreign - Cartoon

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