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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Trinity Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Tiffany Studios (attributed by the church to)

City: Niles

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1922

Subject/Title of Window: Behold the Master Cometh

Brief Description of Subject: Mary and Martha as the Lord approaches. Jesus and the disciplines can be seen in the background.
Here we see Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus at the approach of the Lord. The Gospel story in Luke tells of the corner of Martha to serve the Lord, while Mary insists it is the better part to listen to His words, Jesus together with His disciples can be seen in the background. This is a magnificent window with rich glowing color. Please notice the differences between this and the preceding Connick works which are of later dates.

The window is a memorial to Carolyn Mallett Jacks, and was given by her daughter, Catharine Jacks Weisburg. In 1958 Mrs. Weisburg wrote I can remember that the window was ordered from Spaulding in Chicago and made and installed by Tiffany’s in New York about 1922 or 1923.

Carolyn and Virginia Mallett (Mrs. Worth Landon were members of the first choir to be accompanied by their mother Mrs. R Gates Rice on the Hock and Hastings tracker organ installed in 1873.

Alexander Allen Jacks was a vestryman of the parish and in 1872 founded the Niles Paper Company. Carolyn Mallett married his son, Edgar Allen Jacks, who in 1886 succeeded his father in the paper business and on the Trinity Parish Vestry.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 8.5'

Width: 2'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

Behold the Master Cometh
Behold the Master Cometh

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