St Michael de Rupe…


“It is something of a ‘dream come true’ to be here, looking at this.”

“In all its technicolour glory.”

“Traditionally, Michael is depicted either ‘slaying’, or ‘fixing’, or as we might say, ‘drawing’,  or even ‘tickling’, the dragon, or, he is depicted with scales and sword in, or on, or above clouds.”

“So at a stretch this could even be described as traditional.”



“But look at his apparel.”

“This is St Michael, the Celt,

or St Michael, the Hermit,

or St Michael, the Druid…”

“Of all, of which, we whole heartedly approve.”



“And look at the colours.”

“The golds, and greens, and reds…”

“Earth colours!”

“Or dragon colours.”

“And look at the way in which he is holding his sword.”

“He could be ‘sighting-a-line’ or ‘plumbing-a-depth’.



“But I thought we were calling this traditional?”

“We are!”

“So where are the clouds?”

“Ah, where indeed…”



3 thoughts on “St Michael de Rupe…

  1. I do so love stained glass windows. We see in them what we want to see according to what is important for us to see. Is there really any right or wrong? Everything has a dual nature in the universe. Day has night, cold has heat, good has evil, life has death. We get to choose . . .

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