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Saint James

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Matthew 13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?

Galatians 1:19 but I did not see any other apostle except James the Lord's brother.


*“The natural interpretation of the passages Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3 indicates that James and his brothers and sisters were sons and daughters of Joseph and Mary, the mother of Jesus. He was not one of the twelve apostles (Matt. 10:2-4), nor at first a believer in Jesus (John 7:5). From Acts 1:13, 14 we conclude that his former skepticism had passed away, as it is stated there that “his brethren” continued with the apostles and others in the “upper room” after the ascension. Although he was not one of the twelve, yet he was vouchsafed a vision of the risen Lord (1 Cor. 15:5, 7). Like Paul and Barnabas, he received the title of apostle (Gal. 1:19,) and was recognized by the zealots for law as their leader. He occupied a prominent, if not the chief, place in The Church at Jerusalem”


This window was given in 1911 by the Kieffer family, in memory of Bessie Shook Kieffer born on May 16, 1870. Bessie married George Kieffer in September 1893. Bessie had gone abroad for health reasons, but died en route from Europe in the summer of 1910. George Kieffer was born on February 12, 1858. He was a director of the Ullrich Bank, and a one-third owner of the Mount Clemens Racetrack. He suffered a heart attack and died on the Gowanie Golf Course on September 8, 1927.

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