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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

City: Ypsilanti

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1933

Subject/Title of Window: Baptism of Jesus/Temptation of Christ/Commission of the Apostles/Christ Stills the Tempest

Brief Description of Subject: Each of the 10 aisle windows contain four roundels that picture events in the life of Christ for a total of 40 scenes. These scenes are arranged somewhat in a chronological order starting with the Annunciation (nearest the sanctuary on the epistle side) and ending with Christ the King (nearest to the sanctuary on the gospel side).

The roundels in this window from top to bottom:
Baptism of Jesus (Mark 1:9). "And it came to pass, in those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan," (Douay - Rheims). In this scene, John the Baptist is wearing clothes made of camel hair and a leather belt (Mark 1:6). The staff that John is carrying is topped with a cross and a banner that reads "Ecce Agnus Dei" (Behold the lamb of God) --- words spoken by John the Baptist as Jesus approached him to be baptized (John 1:29 Vulgate).
Temptation of Christ (Matthew 4:1 - 11). After Jesus was baptized he went to the desert and fasted for 40 days. Satan then came and offered him the whole world if only he would bow down and worship him. "This Jesus saith to him: Begone, Satan: for it is written, The Lord thy God shalt thou adore, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil left; and angels came and ministered to him." (Verses 10 - 11 Douay Rheims).
Commission of the Apostles (Luke 9:1 - 5). "Then calling together the twelve apostles, he [Jesus] gave them the power and authority over all devils, and to cure disease. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick." (Verses 1 -2 Douay Rheims).
Christ Stills the Tempest (Luke 8:22 - 25). "And it came to pass on a certain day that he [Jesus] went into a little ship with his disciples, and he said to them: Let us go to the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. And when they were sailing, he slept; and there came down a great storm of wind upon the lake, and they were filled, and were in danger. And they came and awaked him, saying: Master, we perish. But he arising, rebuked the wind and the rage of the water; and it ceased, and there was calm. And he said to them: Where is your faith?" (Douay - Rheims)

Inscriptions: In Memory of Mary Jane Ross

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 12'

Width: 46"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint

Baptism of Jesus/Temptation of Christ/Commission of the Apostles/Christ Stills the Tempest
Baptism of Jesus/Temptation of Christ/Commission of the Apostles/Christ Stills the Tempest
Baptism of Jesus
Baptism of Jesus
Temptation of Christ
Temptation of Christ
Commission of the Apostles
Commission of the Apostles
Christ Stills the Tempest
Christ Stills the Tempest

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