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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Hamtramck

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1951

Subject/Title of Window: Watchful Slaves and The Necessity of Watchfulness

Brief Description of Subject: The aisle windows illuminate Christ's words from the Gospels. This aisle window is located on the north side.
Top Scene: Watchful Slaves Luke 12:37 - 38 (in capitals below)
Christ uses this parable to make a point about His second coming (Last Judgement). Luke 12:35 - 38 NRSVCE --- "Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their master's return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. BLESSED ARE THOSE SLAVES WHOM THE MASTER FINDS ALERT WHEN HE COMES; TRULY I TELL YOU, HE WILL FASTEN HIS BELT AND HAVE THEM SIT DOWN AND EAT, AND HE WILL COME AND SERVE THEM. IF HE COMES DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, OR NEAR DAWN, AND FINDS THEM SO, BLESSED ARE THESES SLAVES."
Bottom Scene: The Necessity of Watchfulness Matthew 24:42 - 44 (in capitals below)
Christ uses this parable to make a point about his second coming (Last Judgement). Matthew 24:36 - 44 NRSVCE --- "But about the day and hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father ... BUT UNDERSTAND THIS; IF THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE HAD KNOWN IN WHAT PART OF THE NIGHT THE THIEF WAS COMING, HE WOULD HAVE STAYED AWAKE, AND WOULD NOT HAVE LET HIS HOUSE BE BROKEN INTO. Therefore you must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour."
This window was donated by Stanley and Valarie Oktaba.

Inscriptions: Stan[islaw] I Waleria Oktaba
Luke 12:37 - 38
Matthew 24:42 - 44

Height: 72"

Width: 17"

Watchful Slaves and The Necessity of Watchfulness
Watchful Slaves and The Necessity of Watchfulness
Watchful Slaves
Watchful Slaves
The Necessity of Watchfulness
The Necessity of Watchfulness

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