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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: 1955

Subject/Title of Window: Peter and Paul

Brief Description of Subject: Peter
Peter and Paul, the two great gospel preachers to the empire.

Peter is shown holding the keys of the Kingdom. The inscription, "I will pour out my spirit," from his sermon the day at Pentecost.

In the medallion below, Peter is seen as he recognizes the great leadership of Jesus crying out, "Thou art Christ, the son of the living God."

In the right panel of the window is Paul, the dauntless little circuit rider of the Nazarene who won the Mediterranean world to Christianity. He holds a document in his hand, symbolic of the fact that he was one of the principal authors of the New Testament. The inscription, "I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision." The ship, above, symbolizes the fact that he travelled far and wide, spreading the good news throughout the Mediterranean region.

The medallion below, portrays the scene of St. Paul on Mars Hill in Athens where he sought to convince the philosophers and the rulers of Athens of the validity of Jesus' message, "God hath made of one all nations of men."

Inscriptions: I will pour out my spirit.
Thou art the Christ, the son of the living God.
I was not disobedient to the holy vision.
God hath made of one all nations.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 11'6"

Width: 4'6"

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

Peter and Paul
Peter and Paul

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