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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: East Congregational Church UCC

Studio Name: Chartres Glassmaker’s Guild

City: Grand Rapids

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

Date of Window: 1955

Subject/Title of Window: Representations from the Four Gospels

Brief Description of Subject: The large chancel window has as its center medallion, the figure of Christ, with the words, “Come unto me.” In the four panels below, are incidents from each of the Four Gospels. Commencing on the West, are incidents distinctive to the Gospel of Matthew, proceeding to Mark, Luke, and John, and each pictures its story, beginning at the bottom of the panel.

In the Matthew lancet are the Three Wise Men as they come bearing their gifts to the infant Jesus. Procedding upward, is the scene of The Sermon on the Mount, and at the top, the Transfiguration, when Jesus became spritually transmuted and transfromed by the influence of the Father.

The incidents in the next panel are from the Gospel of Mark; Jesus in the carpenter shop; proceeding upward to the scene of The Last Supper, and then the scene of the Resurrection.

In the Gospel of Luke panel are the shepherds as they come to the manger cradle of the infant Redeemer, with the angel overhead. Above, is the boy Jesus in the temple with the scribes and elders, astonishing them with his wisdom and his answers, and then the secne of the Crucifixion.

The Gospel of St. John panel contains episodes that are particularly representative of that great book. John the Baptist, baptizing Jesus in the limpid waters of the Jordan River. Proceeding upward is the marriage at Cana where Jesus honored and dignified marriage by his presence, and the changing of the water into wine. In the topmost medallion is the scene of Jesus as the Light of the World.

Inscriptions: Come Unto Me

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 19'

Width: 11'5"

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

Representations from the Four Gospels
Representations from the Four Gospels

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