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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: 1960

Subject/Title of Window: The Agony in the Garden; Jesus Calls His First Apostles; The Transfiguration

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: The Agony is the Garden, as pictured here, uses parts from Luke 22:39 - 46 and Mark 14:32 - 41. In Luke's version --- Jesus went to the Mount of Olives with his disciples. "And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw away, and He knelt and prayed, saying, 'Father, if it is your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but yours be done.' Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in Agony, He prayed more earnestly. When he rose up from the prayer, and came to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow." In Mark's version, once Jesus and his disciples arrive at the Garden, Jesus withdraws from them and takes Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, James and John, farther down the path and tells them to keep watch. When Jesus returned from praying he found those three asleep. In Mark's version there is no angel that comforts Jesus.
Middle Scene: Jesus Calls His First Apostles as found in Matthew 4:18 - 20. "And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.' They immediately left their nets and followed Him."
Bottom Scene: The Transfiguration as found in Matthew 17:1 - 8. "Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves, and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold Moses [holding the tablets of the Law] and Elijah [holding a book, symbol for a prophet] appeared to them, talking with Him. ... Then behold a bright cloud [signifying God's presence] overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, 'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!' And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid."
Lexan installed in 1987 by the Continental Art Glass Company, Inc. of Minneopolis, MN.

Condition of Window: good

Height: 10'

Width: 1'6"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

The Agony in the Garden; Jesus Calls His First Apostles; The Transfiguration
The Agony in the Garden; Jesus Calls His First Apostles; The Transfiguration
The Agony in the Garden
The Agony in the Garden
Jesus Calls His First Apostles
Jesus Calls His First Apostles
The Transfiguration
The Transfiguration

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