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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Westend Christian Reformed Church (formerly known as Highland Hills Christian Reformed Church)

Studio Name: Vanderburgh Art Studio

City: Grand Rapids

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

Date of Window: 1958

Subject/Title of Window: Chancel Window- “Exalted Savior-Jesus Christ Our Lord”

Brief Description of Subject: Glass and Technique: Hand Painted; Kokomo; Grisaille; Shading; Fired at 1080 degrees F. Reigning Christ- The focal point of our story. Indications- “Garment of deep maroon-“ Regal power in salvation and Judgment. “Golden girdle”- The king ready for action. “Countenance”- shines as sun, indicated- brilliance of heaven. “Eyes of fire”- seeing the hearts of men and history of the world. “Left hand holds sharp two-edged sword pointed to his mouth”- The word of the Lord is “sharper than any two-edged sword.” Feet of burnished brass indicated His victorious march to final victory. Standing in midst of golden candlsticks- “His one Holy Catholic Church.” Globe- His prescence. Church-The figure of “ship”. Right hand- Seven stars- His special servants “The ministers of his word. The open Bible- with initials V.D.M.- Latin phrase “Verbi Divini Minister”- minister of divine word. Greek letters on top of window-reigning Kind called “Alpha and Omega.”

Inscriptions: Symbolisms taken from Revelations 1:12-20. Picture from Biblical roots-Daniel 7

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 16'

Width: 4'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

Chacel Window-
Chacel Window- "Exalted Savior-Jesus Christ Our Lord"

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