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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: Parable Of The Dishonest Manager and The Rich Man and Lazarus

Brief Description of Subject: The aisle windows illuminate Christ's words from the Gospels. This aisle window is located on the north side.
Jesus told these parables to his disciples.
Top Scene: The Parable of the Dishonest Manager. Luke 16:1 - 19 NRSVCE, The scene is from verses 5 - 6 and is capitalized.
Charges were brought against a dishonest manager of a rich man's wealth. Realizing he was going to be fired and would be left with no means of making a living, he decided the best way was to have the rich man's debtors welcome him into their homes. "SO HE SUMMONED HIS MASTER'S DEBTORS ONE BY ONE, HE ASKED THE FIRST, 'HOW MUCH DO YOU OWE THE MASTER?' HE ANSWERED, 'A HUNDRED JUGS OF OLIVE OIL.' HE SAID TO HIM, 'TAKE YOUR BILL AND MAKE IT FIFTY.' " Likewise he did this with one that owed a hundred containers of wheat and made it eighty. His master was pleased with the manager's initiative. Jesus concluded, "Make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into eternal life."
Bottom Scene: The Rich Man and Lazarus. Luke 16:19 - 31 NRSVCE. The scene is from verses 19 -21 and is capitalized.
"THERE WAS A RICH MAN WHO WAS DRESSED IN PURPLE AND FINE LINEN AND WHO FEASTED SUMPTUOUSLY EVERY DAY. AND AT HIS GATE LAY A POOR MAN NAMED LAZARUS, COVERED WITH SORES, WHO LONGED TO SATISFY HIS HUNGER WITH WHAT FELL FROM THE RICH MAN'S TABLE; EVEN THE DOGS WOULD COME AND LICK HIS WOUNDS." When they died, Lazarus went to the bosom of Abraham but the rich man went to Hades. Realizing too late he was doomed for eternity, he pleaded with Abraham to tell his five brothers what their fate would be. Abraham told him they already had Moses and the prophets to listen to. But the rich man told Abraham if he sent a dead man to warn them they would repent. Abraham retorted, "If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead."
This window was donated in memory of Joseph Renk.

Inscriptions: In Memory of Joseph Renk
LK 16:1 - 9
LK 16: 19 - 31

Height: 72"

Width: 17"

The Parable Of The Dishonest Manager and The Rich Man and Lazarus
The Parable Of The Dishonest Manager and The Rich Man and Lazarus
The Parable Of The Dishonest Manager
The Parable Of The Dishonest Manager
The Rich Man and Lazarus
The Rich Man and Lazarus

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