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Window of the Month
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: 1958

Subject/Title of Window: Sermon on the Mount

Brief Description of Subject: Our Lord calling all Men unto Hum and eight pointed star, symbol of Beatitudes is over His Head. The small human faces surrounding the central figure are likenesses of donor’s mother and grandparents. In the predella, Christ is shown kneeling with a lamb in his Arms.

The artist pictures our Lord calling all men unto Him. Over His head is the eight pointed star, symbol of the Beatitudes given us as the way of true Christian life. Of great interest in this window are the small human faces surrounding the central figure. Looking carefully one can see the faces of the donor’s mother and grandparents. The use of likeness of this kind was a common practice in medieval art.

David Oliphant Woodruff returned to Niles from the California gold rush in 1852. Her was a member of the committee which raised the money for the present nave of the church built in 1859 and for the chancel built his fortune in behalf of Trinity Church and severed as vestryman from 1855 to 1878.

Miss Jeanne griffin gave the window in memory of her mother Jennie Woodruff Griffin and her grandparents David O and Clarissa Hurd Woodruff.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 8.5'

Width: 2'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

Sermon on the Mount
Sermon on the Mount

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