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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Christ Church Detroit

Studio Name: Wippell, (J.) & Co., Ltd.

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1967

Subject/Title of Window: Parable of the Good Samaritan

Brief Description of Subject: The "Parable of the Good Samaritan" is covered in Luke 10:25 - 37 (KJV). A Samaritan belongs to a sect that practices a different form of Judaism and would be considered a heretic. A Levite is a member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi that was tasked with helping the priests in the Temple.

To test Jesus, a legal scholar asked him "The law says to obtain eternal life, you must love the Lord with your whole heart and love thy neighbor as thyself, but who is my neighbor?" Jesus answered him with a parable:

A man was attacked by robbers, who after beating him and stripping him of his clothes, left him by the side of the road.

(Top light) "And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side of the road." Verses 31 and 32

(Right light) "But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him." Verse 33

(Left light) " And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring oil and wine, and set him on his beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him." Verse 34

Jesus then asked the scholar, "Which of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among thieves? And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go and do likewise." Verses 36 and 37

A plaque placed under the window reads: "This clerestory window was given to the glory of God and in memory of their daughter by William Levering and Helen Meehan Cressman."

Condition of Window: good

Height: ~6'

Width: 7'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint, Silver Stain, Etching or Sandblasting

Parable of the Good Samaritan
Parable of the Good Samaritan
Parable of the Good Samaritan outside
Parable of the Good Samaritan outside

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