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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

City: Grand Rapids

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, over 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1950

Subject/Title of Window: Faith

Brief Description of Subject: Left panel-Abraham-Isaac, the “Knight of Faith” offers his son as sacrifice. Job, Symbol of man’s plight and the call of faith as trust in a faithful God. Noah, Preparing the Ark according to God’s command. Center panel-Risen Lord, the world’s central symbol of hope. Nicodemus, Talking with Jesus at night on a roof top about the “new birth.” St. Paul, First Christian theologian and greatest missionary of the faith holding open Bible (Old Testament). Right panel-Centurion. Peter, The “rock’ and “key” is his confession. Syrophenician woman.

Inscriptions: Left panel-”God will provide Himself a lamb.”
“I know that my redeemer liveth.”
“By faith Noah prepared an ark.”
Center panel-”If Christ be not risen, your faith is vain.”
“Whosoever believeth shall have eternal life.”
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Right panel-”I have not found so great faith in all the world.”
Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
“O, Woman, great is thy faith.”
“To the glory of God, in loving memory of .....Knowlson”

Height: 18'

Width: 7'

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


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