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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: Jesus Heals a Paralytic; A Woman of Great Faith; Jairus' Daughter Resurrected

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: Jesus Heals a Paralytic as found in Mark:1 - 12. Jesus was preaching in a house in Capernaum, and the crowd got so big they were blocking the door to the house. "Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, 'Son your sins are forgiven ... I say to you, arise, take up your bed and go to your house.' Immediately he arose."
The lower two scenes are found in a continuing narrative in Mark's Gospel. Middle Scene: Woman of Great Faith as found in Mark 5:25 - 34, and Bottom Scene: Jairus' Daughter Resurrected as found in Mark 5:21 - 24 ... 35 - 43.
A great crowd was following Jesus when Jairus, a ruler in the synagogue, fell on his knees and begged Jesus to come and save his daughter as she was near death. Jesus went with him and the crowd followed them.
"Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years." Physicians had tried to cure her with no success. "When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the great crowd and touched His garment. For she said, 'If only I may touch His clothes I shall be well.' Immediately the fountain of blood dried up, and she felt her body healed of the affliction. ... Jesus turned around and said, 'Who touched My clothes? ... The woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. And He said to her, 'Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.' "
While He was speaking, word came that Jairus' daughter had died. Jairus was distraught, and Jesus told him, "Do not be afraid; only believe." When they came to Jairus' house, they were weeping. The crowd ridiculed Jesus when he told them, "The child is not dead but sleeping." Jesus "entered where the child was lying. Then he took the child by the hand, and said to her, 'Talitha, cumi,' which is translated, 'Little girls, I say to you arise.' Immediately the girl arose and walked."
Lexan protection 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

Jesus Heals a Paralytic; A Woman of Great Faith; Jairus' Daughter Resurrected
Jesus Heals a Paralytic; A Woman of Great Faith; Jairus' Daughter Resurrected
Jesus Heals a Paralytic
Jesus Heals a Paralytic
A Woman of Great Faith
A Woman of Great Faith
Jairus' Daughter Resurrected
Jairus' Daughter Resurrected

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