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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: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1959

Subject/Title of Window: Isaiah

Brief Description of Subject: From "Welcome to the Kirk."

Surrounding the altar in Melrose Chapel are nine windows portraying great figures of the Old Testament, together with the outstanding events in their ministries. Providing a riot of color in a quiet chapel, these towering panes form a semicircle of Biblical history that illumines the mind and enriches the spirit of all who worship at the Kirk.

Since Moses is the central figure in the Old Testament, he is pictured in the center window over the altar. Reading from left to right, the windows depict events in the lives of Isaiah (half-size over side aisle), Daniel, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Samuel, David, Elijah and Jeremiah (half-size over door). The four windows on the south side and one-half of the Moses window were designed by Mr. Reynolds; the others were executed by Mr. Burnham.

Left: The call of Isaiah, showing one of the seraphim touching the prophet's lips with a coal of fire (Isaiah 6:6-8).
Right: Isaiah's Prophesy of the coming of the Messiah (Isaiah 9:6,7). The words "Unto us a child is born" are illustrated, and in the tracery above cherabim and demi-angels are featured.

Inscriptions: Unto Us A Child is Born

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 20'

Width: 4'

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


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