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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: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1931

Subject/Title of Window: Isaiah and Jeremiah

Brief Description of Subject: Isaiah
The window of the two great prophets. In the panel above, as though it were  a canvas on an easel, is a portrait of Jesus, because the prophecy of Isaiah contains almost a scenario of the life of Jesus, written centuries before he came to earth. "Truly he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him: and by his stripes we are healed."

When Isaiah's cousin, the King Hezekiah, died, he went into the temple to pourout his grief to God. As he was there in the temple, he saw a vision of God, high and lifted up. The holiness of God made Isaiah feel his own inadequacy and he cried out, "Woe is me, for I am a man of unclean lips and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts." And then the angel took a coal of fire from the altar and laid it upon the lips of Isaiah, seen in the scene below with the words, "Thine iniquity is taken away." Then God spake to Isaiah saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" The inscription, "Here am I, O Lord, send me."

Above the figure of Jeremiah is the olive branch, symbol of peace, and in the arch, the crown of thorns, symbolic of the suffering which the true prophet of God must endure. Jeremiah is shown holding a bag of coins and the inscription, "Jeremiah buyeth a field." When Jerusalem was under seige and there was great destruction he decided to go out and purchase a field in the area around Jerusalem to demonstrate his own faith in the future, and his own determination that tin the face of the holocaust of war and its destruction that his nation of the chosen people of God should persist and go on.

Inscriptions: Here I am, send me.
Thine iniquity is taken away.
Jeremiah buyeth a field.
A vessel of the Lord.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 11.5'

Width: 4.5'

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

Isaiah and Jeremiah
Isaiah and Jeremiah

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