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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: New City Presbyterian Church (formerly Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church)

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Ferndale

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1961

Subject/Title of Window: The Temptation of Christ; Peter's Confession; Wedding at Cana

Brief Description of Subject: This gospel side window consists of three scenes from the Gospels separated by geometrical and floral decorations. All quotes from the NKJV Bible.
Top Scene: This is the third temptation of Christ as covered in Matthew 4:8 - 11. In this window the devil offered Jesus a crown, symbolizing he is giving him the kingdom of the earth. "Again, the devil took Him up on an exceeding high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, 'All these things I will give You if you will fall down and worship[ me.' Then Jesus said to him, 'Away with you Satan! For it is written: 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only should you serve.' Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and administered to Him."
Middle Scene: Peter confesses that Jesus is the Christ and is given the keys to heaven as found in Matthew 16:13 - 19. "Jesus asked his disciples saying 'Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am? So they said, ' Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and other Jeremiah or one of the Prophets.' He said to them, 'But who do you say that I am?' Simon Peter answered and said, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.' Jesus answered and said to him, 'Blessed are you Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven."
Bottom Scene: Wedding at Cana as covered in John 2:1 - 11. Jesus, his mother, and disciples had been invited to a wedding. When the wine ran out, a great embarrassment for the bridal couple, Jesus' mother told him they have no more wine. Jesus answered that this was not his problem, but his mother told the servants to do what Jesus tells them. "Now there were set there six waterpots of stone ... Jesus said to them, 'Fill the waterpots with water.' And they filled them to the brim, And He said to them, 'Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.' " When the master of the feast tasted the water that had been turned into wine, the master proclaimed this the best wine. Pictured here is the bridal couple behind Jesus who has saved their day by changing the water in the six waterpots into wine.
Lexan protection was installed in 1989 by the Shenandoah Studios of Stained Glas, Inc. of Front Royal, VA.

Condition of Window: good

Height: 10'

Width: 1'6"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

The Temptation of Christ; Peter's Confession; Wedding at Cana
The Temptation of Christ; Peter's Confession; Wedding at Cana
The Temptation of Christ
The Temptation of Christ
Peter's Confession
Peter's Confession
Wedding at Cana
Wedding at Cana

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