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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, more than 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1950

Subject/Title of Window: Spiritual Courage

Brief Description of Subject: Left panel-David-Gollath, Young David the shepherd boy slaying the giant saving Israel from the Philistines. Daniel, this servant to the Babylonian King prayed to his God against the King’s edict. Esther, enters presence of King Ahasuerus to save her cousin Mordecai and her people, with kings wrath falsely stirred by Haman. Center panel-Judas, Kissing Jesus with kiss of betrayal for 30 pieces of silver. St. Thomas, Christ was going to Bethany with death by the Jews a real threat. Stephan, first Christian martyr, stoned to death with Saul watching. Right panel-Martyrs of Sebaste, Driven into frozen lake stripped, one recanted and a Roman Guard took his place throwing off his armor and clothing, and drying with the faithful. Pilgrim, Freedom of worship even if it means leaving past security to enter a new land. Dorchester, On February 3, 1945 Chaplains Fox, Goode, Poling and Washington gave up their life jackets iin order that others might be saved.

Inscriptions: Left panel-”Let no man’s heart fail.”
“Daniel believed in his God.”
“If I perish, I perish.”
Center panel-”Rise up and let us go.”
“Let us go, that we may die with him.”
“Lord lay not sin to their charge.”
Right panel-”They had one God.”
“Vira Ethel Barkwell, In loving memory, Seymour James Barkwell”

Height: 18'

Width: 7'

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

Spiritual Courage
Spiritual Courage

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