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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: Sermon On the Mount/Raising Jairus' Daughter/Anointed By Sinful Woman/Changes Water to Wine

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 the sanctuary on the gospel side).

The roundels in this window from top to bottom:
Sermon on the Mount (Matthew Chapters 5 - 7). In Galilee,Jesus was teaching and curing the sick. When a large crowd began following him, he sat down on a mountain side and began teaching. Two of the many highlights are the "Beatitudes" and the "Lord's Prayer" (Our Father).
Raising Jairus' Daughter (Mark 5:21 - 24, 35 - 43). Once when a large crowd had gathered about Jesus, Jairus, one of the rulers of the synagogue, beseeched Jesus to come and save his daughter who was dying. Along the way, a messenger informs them that the daughter had died. When he arrives at Jairus' house, Jesus takes the parents of the child into the room where the daughter is lying. "And taking the damsel by the hand, he saith to her: Talitha cumi, which is, being interpreted: Damsel (I say to thee) arise. And immediately the damsel rose up," (Verses 41 - 42 Douay Rheims).
Anointed by a Sinful Woman (Luke 7:36 - 50). Jesus was invited to a house of a Pharisee for a meal. A woman, who was a sinner, heard about this and showed up with a pitcher of ointment. "And standing behind his feet, she began to wash his feet, with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment" (Verse 38). The Pharisee was appalled that Jesus would let a sinner touch him. But Jesus answered, "My head with oil didst not anoint; but she with ointment hath anointed my feet. Wherefore I say to thee: Many sins are forgiven her, because she hath loved much" (Verses 46 - 47 Douay Rheims).
Changes Water Into Wine (John 2:1 - 11). Jesus, along with his mother and disciples, were invited to a marriage feast at Cana. Rather embarrassing for the bridal couple, the wine ran out. Jesus' mother appraised him of the situation, "And Jesus saith to her: Woman, what is that to me and to thee? my hour is not yet come. His mother saith to the waiters: Whatsoever he shall say to you, do ye," (verses 4 - 5 Douay Rheims). Jesus told the waiters to fill six waterpots with water and draw a sample from them and bring it to the chief steward to taste. When he had tasted the water made wine, the steward told the bridegroom that he had saved the best wine for the last.

Inscriptions: In Memory of Charles & Elizabeth Damon

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 12'

Width: 46"

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

Sermon On the Mount/Raising Jairus' Daughter/Anointed By Sinful Woman/Changes Water to Wine
Sermon On the Mount/Raising Jairus' Daughter/Anointed By Sinful Woman/Changes Water to Wine
Sermon On the Mount
Sermon On the Mount
Raising Jairus' Daughter
Raising Jairus' Daughter
Anointed By Sinful Woman
Anointed By Sinful Woman
Changes Water to Wine
Changes Water to Wine

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