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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John's Episcopal Church

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1967

Subject/Title of Window: Jesus Knocks on the Door

Brief Description of Subject: The subject is covered in the third Chapter of Revelation. The book of Revelation was dictated to John of Patmos by an angel from God. It was to be sent to seven Christian communities in Asia Minor. The opening chapters identify a different problem that God sees in each of the communities and gives them encouragement to overcome their problem. The problem with Laodicea is complacency, they have not lifted up their hearts to God. "Thou art Lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spue thee out of my mouth. ... As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent. BEHOLD I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne" (Revelation 3:15 - 21).

Christ, seen with stigmata and crown of thorns, is carrying a lantern ("I am the light of the world" John 8:12). At Christ's feet is a laurel bush (a symbol of eternal life as its leaves are evergreen). A grape vine is seen growing above the door ("I am the vine" John 15:5).

A plaque has been placed under this window in the narthex which reads "Given in Thanksgiving to God by Gail and Bernard Seitz 1967".

Inscriptions: Behold I Stand At The Door And Knock

Condition of Window: good

Height: 72"

Width: 15"

Jesus Knocks on the Door
Jesus Knocks on the Door

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