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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: The Parable of the Hidden Treasure and The Parable of the Weeds

Brief Description of Subject: The aisle windows illuminate Christ's words from the Gospels. This aisle window is located on the south side. All quotes using NRSVCE.
Top Scene: The Parable of the Hidden Treasure. Matthew 13:44
Jesus told this parable to his disciples:
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys the field."
Bottom Scene: The Parable of the Weeds and its explanation.
Jesus had left his house and sat by the lake. When huge crowds gathered around him, he got into a boat and preached many parables. One of these was the Parable of the Weeds which is found in Matthew 13:24 -30:
"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in the field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away." (Paraphrasing) When the seeds sprouted the weeds were mixed in with the wheat. His workers wanted to gather up the weeds, but he told them to wait until harvest time, as doing it now would uproot the wheat among them. At harvest time "I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn."
When the crowds had left, the disciples wanted to know what the parable meant. This is Jesus' explanation as found in Matthew 13:36 - 43:
"The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, and the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and will collect out of His kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and they will throw them into a furnace of the fire. Then the righteous will shine in the kingdom of the Father."
This window pictures an angel, to the left is a bundle of weeds set on fire, and on the right, a bundle of wheat.
This window was donated in memory of Albert Kukurowski.

Inscriptions: In Memory Of Albert Kukurowski
MT. 13:44
MT. 13:36- 43

Height: 72"

Width: 17"

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure and The Parable of the Weeds
The Parable of the Hidden Treasure and The Parable of the Weeds
The Parable of the Hidden Treasure
The Parable of the Hidden Treasure
The Parable of the Weeds
The Parable of the Weeds

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