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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 Wicked Tenants, and Jesus and Beelzebul

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 are from the NRSVCE bible.
Top Scene: The Parable of the Wicked Servants. Matthew 21:33 - 45, illuminated sentence in capitals.
Jesus had been working many miracles and the priests and elders challenged him, "On whose authority are you doing these things." Jesus then told them two parables, the Parable of Two Sons and this parable:
"There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower, then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his produce. But the tenants seized his slaves and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other slaves, more than the first; and they treated them the same way. Finally he sent his son, saying, 'They will respect my son.' BUT WHEN THE TENANTS SAW THE SON, THEY SAID TO THEMSELVES, 'THIS IS THE HEIR; COME LET US KILL HIM AND GET HIS INHERITANCE.' SO THEY SEIZED HIM, THREW HIM OUT OF THE VINEYARD, AND KILLED HIM. 'Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?' They said to him, 'He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the harvest time.'
Jesus said to them," "Have you never read in the scriptures:
'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord's doing, and it is amazing in our eyes'?
Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom. The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.
When the chief priests and Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them."
Bottom Scene:Jesus and Beelzebul. Matthew 12:25 - 29:
"Then they brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute; and he cured him, so that the one who had been mute could speak and see. All the crowds were amazed and said, 'Can this be the Son of David?' But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, 'It is only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons, that this fellow casts out the demons.' He knew what they were thinking and said to them, 'Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waist, and no city or house divided against itself will stand. If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? If I cast out demons by Beelsebul, by whom do your own exorcists cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come to you. Or how can one enter a strong man's house and plunder his property, without first tying up the strong man? then indeed the house can be plundered."
This window was donated by Andrew and Mary Turkiewicz.

Inscriptions: Andrew and Mary Turkiewicz
MT. 21:33 - 44
MT. 12:25 - 29

Height: 72"

Width: 17"

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants, and Jesus and Beelzebul
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants, and Jesus and Beelzebul
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
Jesus and Beelzebul
Jesus and Beelzebul

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