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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: Cleansing the Temple; Jesus Teaches Nicodemus; Samaritan Woman at the Well

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: Cleansing of the Temple as found in John 2:13 - 16. "Jesus went to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle, he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, 'Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!' "
Middle Scene: Jesus Teaches Nicodemus as found in John 3:1 - 21. Nicodemus was a Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin. A Pharisee believed that resurrection to heaven came to all descendants of Abraham. Nicodemus thought that Jesus must have been sent from God, and arranged to meet him at night. He was taken aback and needed an explanation when Jesus told him, "Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of heaven." Jesus explained not born again in flesh but born again in Spirit. "No one has ascended to heaven but he who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life."
Bottom Scene: Samaritan Woman at the Well as found in John 4:1 - 44. Samaritans to Judeans would be considered heretics --- they both follow the Torah and believe in the coming of a Messiah but their worship practices are different. Jesus was passing through Samaria and stopped at Jacob's well. When a Samaritan woman came to get water, Jesus asked her for a drink. She was shocked as she knew if he received the drink from her, Judeans would consider him unclean. Jesus told her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would give you living water ... Whoever drinks this water ... will become in him a fountain of water springing up into eternal life." Jesus then told her about her past life. She "said to Him, 'I know the Messiah is coming (who is called Christ). When He comes, He will tell us all things.' Jesus said to her, 'I who speak to you am He.' "
Lexan protection installed in 1989 by the Shenandoah Studios of Stained Glass, Inc. of Front Royal, VA.

Condition of Window: good

Height: 10'

Width: 1'6"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

Cleansing the Temple; Jesus Teaches Nicodemus; Samaritan Woman at the Well
Cleansing the Temple; Jesus Teaches Nicodemus; Samaritan Woman at the Well
Cleansing the Temple
Cleansing the Temple
Jesus Teaches Nicodemus
Jesus Teaches Nicodemus
Samaritan Woman at the Well
Samaritan Woman at the Well

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