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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 Lost Sheep and Parable of the Prodigal And His Brother

Brief Description of Subject: The aisle windows illuminate Christ's words from the Gospels. This aisle window is located on the north side.
Both of these scenes picture parables Jesus told in response to the Pharisees and scribes grumbling "This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them." Luke 15:2
Top Scene: Parable of the Lost Sheep Luke 15:4 - 7 (NRSVCE)
"Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it ... And when he comes home, he calls together friends and neighbors, saying to them 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.' Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance."
Bottom Scene: The Parable of the Prodigal and His Brother Luke 15:11 - 32 NRSVCE. The scene pictured is Verses 20 - 25 and is capitalized.
A man had two sons. The younger one wanted his share of the inheritance now. His father then divided his wealth in two and gave half to the younger brother who then left town and squandered it. Realizing he was now destitute, rather than starving, he decided to return home asking to work as a slave to survive. "While he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and PUT HIS ARMS AROUND HIM AND KISSED HIM. THEN THE SON SAID TO THE FATHER, 'FATHER I HAVE SINNED AGAINST HEAVEN AND BEFORE YOU; I AM NO LONGER WORTHY TO BE CALLED YOUR SON.' BUT THE FATHER SAID TO HIS SLAVES, 'QUICKLY BRING OUT A ROBE --- THE BEST ONE --- AND PUT IT ON HIM, PUT A RING ON HIS FINGER AND SANDALS ON HIS FEET. AND GET A FATTED CALF AND KILL IT, AND LET US CELEBRATE; FOR THIS SON OF MINE WAS NOT DEAD AND IS ALIVE AGAIN; HE WAS LOST AND IS FOUND!' ... NOW HIS ELDER SON WAS IN THE FIELD ... " When he found out that his father was celebrating the return of his brother, he was furious. He told his father, why celebrate the return of his no good son when he, who was faithful, was never celebrated. "Then the father said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.' "
This window was donated by the Skoney family.

Inscriptions: Skoney Family
LK 15:4 - 7
LK 15:11 - 32

Height: 72"

Width: 17"

Parable Of The Lost Sheep and Parable of the Prodigal And His Brother
Parable Of The Lost Sheep and Parable of the Prodigal And His Brother
Parable Of The Lost Sheep
Parable Of The Lost Sheep
Parable of the Prodigal And His Brother
Parable of the Prodigal And His Brother

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