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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Birmingham

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1968

Subject/Title of Window: Parable of the Good Samaritan

Brief Description of Subject: This window, located in the narthex of the east entrance to the school, pictures verses from the Parable of the Good Samaritan as found in Luke 10:25 - 37. A Samaritan belongs to a sect that practices a different form of Judaism and would be despised as a heretic. A Levite is a member of the tribe of Levi that was tasked with religious matters.

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.

This window illustrates Verses 31 through 34: "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 the other side of the road. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him. And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring oil and wine."

The window is signed by the maker with an angel created out of geometrical figures, and inscribed "Willet Studio 68"

Height: 50"

Width: 23"

Parable of the Good Samaritan
Parable of the Good Samaritan
Parable of the Good Samaritan signature
Parable of the Good Samaritan signature

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