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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Kirk in the Hills

Studio Name: Joseph G. Reynolds & Associates

City: Bloomfield Hills

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1960

Subject/Title of Window: Go Forth From the Ark

Brief Description of Subject: One of the windows in the Noah Chapel that tells the story of Noah's Ark.

From "Welcome to the Kirk."

Located directly below Melrose Chapel, the Noah Chapel features a ceiling symbollically decorated with gold-leaf animals and a bas relief of the Ark. Designed by Joseph G. Reynolds, the five twin-panel windows portray Noah's epic story  starting at the far left - interpreting God's concern with the wickedness of man (Gen. 6:5-7) by showing a robber and victim. The right panel reveals God's command to Noah is depicted in the next pair of windows, revealing the Hand of God (Gen. 6:22) and building the Ark of gopher wood (Gen. 6:14).

An heroic, red-robed figure of Noah dominates the center window and, below, his family is shown entering the Ark (Gen. 7:7). The triple-deck Ark, with its cargo of humans and animals, rides out the flood (Gen. 7:10-12) and the doves return (Gen. 8:11) in the next window. The final window shows Noah leaving the Ark (Gen. 8:15-18) and building an altar to God (Gen. 8:20; 9:13).

Inscriptions: And God Spake Go Forth From the Ark

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 57"

Width: 16"

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

Go Forth From the Ark
Go Forth From the Ark
Story of Noah's Ark Overview
Story of Noah's Ark Overview

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