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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Friendship Christian Reformed Church

Artist Name: Maria Orr

City: Byron Center

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Date of Window: 1998

Subject/Title of Window: Watch the Lamb

Brief Description of Subject: From brochure "The Stained Glass Windows of Friendship Christian Reformed Church."
The drama of Good Friday includes the difficult road to Calvary that Jesus had to walk. As he neared, the people stepped off the road to make way for the procession. After Jesus stumbled and could go on no further, an onlooker was forced to take up the cross. What if we were that onlooker? Or one of the crowd who watched him struggle past? Would we have participated in the taunting or would we have been one of those weeping?

Note that the same glass was used for the road to Calvary as was used on the pathway to heaven.

He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. By oppression and judgement he was taken away. - Isaiah 53:7-8b

A word from the artists...
We consider it a privilege to have been asked to design and build six stained glass windows for Friendship Church's new facility. We thank our families and friends for the support they have shown during the past nine months while we spent many hours researching, sketching, cutting, grinding, leading, and mudding. We thank Maria Orr for her expertise in finalizing our designs and for the glass paintings she so skillfully rendered for each of the figures. Most of all we thank God for the gift of His Son, which was our ultimate inspiration throught this project.
Cheryl Alles & Kathy Vander Stel

Height: 6'

Width: 6'

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Lead Came

Watch the Lamb
Watch the Lamb

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