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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Andrew Catholic Church

Studio Name: Emil Frei Associates, Inc.

City: Saginaw

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1912

Subject/Title of Window: To Forgive Injuries

Brief Description of Subject: From Faith in Stained Glass Saint Andrew Church booklet by Michael Bell, published August 15, 1976.

To Forgive Injuries-Stephen
The story of Stephen is found in the Acts of the Apostles (see Acts 6-7). The Jews of Greek extraction were complaining that they were often ignored in the new communities. To remedy this situation, the apostles laid hands on seven of their number and commisioned them to serve as the church's first deacons. Stephen's preaching led to his arrest on the charge of blasphemy. Despite the fact that Stephen defended himslef eloquently, he was convicted and sentenced to death by stoning. Acts states that he forgave his executioners with the words, "Lord, do not lay their sin to their charge" and then expired - the moment depicted in the window. Since the earliest days of the church Stephen has been held as its first martyr.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 15'

Width: 3'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

To Forgive Injuries
To Forgive Injuries

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