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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John's Episcopal Church

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Date of Window: 1873

Subject/Title of Window: Christ Blessing Little Children

Brief Description of Subject: Description from "A Guide to St. John's Episcopal Church" by Charles E. Griner:

"Christ Blessing Little Children" is above the super-reredos. Set in a rose type frame, the artisans have recreated the compelling story of Christ, who, on one occasion during his travels, found women of the countryside pressing their children upon Him. When the Apostles restrained them, the Master rebuked them saying, "Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 19:14 KJV). The window was erected in 1873 having been donated by Mrs. Henry P. Baldwin in memory of her son Harry and all other children who died in the Parish. It reminds us that we are all but as children and that the Lord and Father of us all stands ready to help and guide us if we but turn to Him in simple faith as did these little children of so long ago.

According to Nola Tutag in "Discovering Stained Glass in Detroit," the window's maker is the Detroit Stained Glass Works.

Condition of Window: good

Height: ~6'

Width: ~6'

Christ Blessing Little Children
Christ Blessing Little Children

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