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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)

Subject/Title of Window: The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Brief Description of Subject: The parable of the good Samaritan is covered in Luke: 10:25 - 37. A Samaritan belongs to a sect that practices a different form of Judaism and would be considered a heretic.

To test Jesus, a legal scholar said the law says "To obtain eternal life you must love the Lord thy God 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. A priest and later a Levi saw him and just went their way, but when a Samaritan saw him, he gave him clothes, food, and administered to his wounds. Jesus then asked the scholar "Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go and do thou likewise." Luke 10:36-37

A plaque has been placed under this window in the narthex which reads, "Given to the glory of God in honor of Alma G. Foster by Gail and Bernard Seitz 1967."


Condition of Window: good

Height: ~72"

Width: 15"

The Parable of the Good Samaritan
The Parable of the Good Samaritan

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