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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Chapel in the Woods; Starr Commonwealth

Studio Name: Burnham (W. H.) Studios

City: Albion

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1951

Subject/Title of Window: Pentecost

Brief Description of Subject: "When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeard to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." Acts 2

Pentecost was a feast of the Jews celebrated on the fiftieth day after Passover. It really marked the close of the grain harvest, which in Palestine, lasted seven weeks (from Passover to Pentecost) and was called the Feast of Weeks.

Our window pictures the disciples and Mary gathered to celebrate the Pentecost. The Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove descends from heaven. Thus the promise is fulfilled. Within our hearts, we, too, may hear that promise: "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Counselor, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth." John 14

So it was that these disciples, with their human errors, their selfishness and their jealousies, through their belief in Jesus, the Christ, were bound together in humility, prayerfulness and obedience which fired them with a passion to extend His teachings to all the world.

From "May All Who Enter This Chapel-in-the-Woods Rejoice and Be Exceeding Glad in The Love of Jesus Christ Our Lord," by Starr Commonwealth For Boys, Albion, Michigan.

Inscriptions: J. Boyer Candler

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 4'

Width: 2'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Silver Stain

The Passion of Christ
The Passion of Christ

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