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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: North Park Reformed Church

City: Kalamazoo

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1965

Subject/Title of Window: He Descended into Hell

Brief Description of Subject: One of a set of ten rectangular windows depicting the Life of Christ after the Apostles' Creed. This one is "He Descended into Hell" and depicts a blood-red cross being struck by lightning. [Many Protestants reject this line of the creed entirely. Some of those who do accept it interpret it as simply meaning that He died. Others believe that it refers to Our Lord's agony during His Passion, which Calvin held, and which seems to be the interpretation adopted here. Still other Protestants hold to the ancient tradition of the Catholic Church, that Jesus descended into Hell in triumph to bring the souls of the just from Limbo into Paradise.]  Made by John Vanderburgh, of Vanderburgh Art Studios, Zeeland, MI. We recevied two forms, only one of which indicates that these windows were made with enamel paint.

Condition of Window: excellent

Height: 40 in

Width: 170 in

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

Cross and Lightning
Cross and Lightning

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