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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: Light, Tree and Its Fruit, and Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Brief Description of Subject: The aisle windows illuminate Christ's words from the Gospels. This aisle window is located on the north side.
The top section illuminates two different scenes from the Sermon on the Mount.
1. Light. Matthew 5:14 - 16 NRSVCE. Illuminated Scene in capitals.
 "You are the light of the world. A CITY ON THE HILL CANNOT BE HIDDEN. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to the world. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to God."
2. Tree and Its Fruit. Matthew 7:15 - 20 NRSVCE.
"Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns or figs from thistles? In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by their fruits."
Bottom section: Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. Luke 18:9 - 14. NRSVCE
This parable was told to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt:
"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of my income.' But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, 'God be merciful to me, a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted."
This window was donated in memory of Mary Trus.

Inscriptions: In Memory of Mary Trus
MT. 5:14
MT. 7:16 - 20
LK. 18:9 - 14

Height: 72"

Width: 17"

Light, Tree and Its Fruit, and Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Light, Tree and Its Fruit, and Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Sermon on the Mount
Sermon on the Mount
Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

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