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Cool Things About Rochester

April 30th, 2011, Promulgated by b a

Jeff Spevak, staff music critic for the D&C, recently wrote an article titled “Twenty Cool Things About Rochester”. This was his #4:

4) The statue over the front door at St. Michael’s Church on North Clinton. This city is filled with startling architectural detail, much of it hidden. This one always stops me. A towering copper St. Michael, winged arc angel and field commander of The Army of God, wielding a spear and stomping on a serpent that represents Satan, driving him back to hell. Good triumphs over evil!

Good triumphs over evil, indeed!


3 Responses to “Cool Things About Rochester”

  1. And the inside of St. Michael’s is really cool.

  2. It is an arresting church. I remember seeing it for the first time a couple of years ago when I got lost on that side of town. “How on earth have I missed this place?”

  3. Ink says:

    It really is quite beautiful. Saint Michael’s is actually the reason why, in my mind, all churches are yellow/goldish – tinted. It’s a nice colour… makes me think of holiness.

    Also, I find it awesome that they still have people who ring the bells. They let one of my munchkin sisters pull the rope once and she almost went back up with it!

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