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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: Miraculous Catch of Fish; Stilling the Tempest; Calling of St. Matthew

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: Miraculous Catch of Fish as found in Luke 5:1 - 9. Jesus was preaching from a boat that he had borrowed from a fisherman named Simon. When he was finished he told Simon, "Put out into deep water and let down the nets for a catch." Simon told Jesus that he had "worked all night and hadn't caught anything, but if you say so, I will let down the nets. When he had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break ... and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon's partners."
Middle Scene: The Stilling of the Tempest as covered in Luke 8:22 - 24. "One day Jesus said to his disciples, 'Let's go over to the other side of the lake.' So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger. The disciples went and woke him, saying, 'Master we're going to drown!' He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging water; the storm subsided, and all was calm."
Bottom Scene: The calling of Matthew as found in Matthew 9:9. "Jesus ... saw a man named Matthew at the tax collector's booth. 'Follow me.' he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him."
Lexan protection was installed in 1987 by the Continental Art Glass Company, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN.

Condition of Window: good

Height: 10'

Width: 1'6"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

Miraculous Catch of Fish; Stilling the Tempest; Calling of St. Matthew
Miraculous Catch of Fish; Stilling the Tempest; Calling of St. Matthew
Miraculous Catch of Fish
Miraculous Catch of Fish
Stilling the Tempest
Stilling the Tempest
Calling of St. Matthew
Calling of St. Matthew

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