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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: East Congregational Church UCC

Studio Name: Burnham (W. H.) Studios

City: Grand Rapids

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1931

Subject/Title of Window: “Homemaking” Martha at Bethany and Ruth

Brief Description of Subject: Entering, the first aisle window to the right is Homemaking, typified by Martha at Bethandy and Ruth. In the left hand lancet Martha holds a wine jug (Luke 10:40) and is surrounded by the chalice and basket of bread as emblems. In the predella below Christ is shown in the home of Mary and Martha at Bethany - He and Mary seated and Martha ministering to them. Ruth, holding wheat  which she had gleaned, is shown in the right of Old Testament lancet with wheat and sickle emblems. In the small predella, Ruth is following Naomi while Orpha returns to her own people (Ruth 1:8-22).

Inscriptions: Martha bid her therefore that she help me
Ruth I pray you let me glean

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 8'5"

Width: 3'4"

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

“Homemaking” Martha at Bethany and Ruth
“Homemaking” Martha at Bethany and Ruth

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