Today, November 8th, in the Byzantine tradition it is the feast-day of Archangel Michael and the other archangels. So I just wanted to say publicly, “Happy feast-day, Michael, my dear faithful, sweet but fierce friend.”
“Quis ut Deus? Serviam! Who is like God? I will serve!” This is the victorious cry first uttered by Archangel Michael, after defending God the Father against Lucifer and the principalities and powers who opposed Him before the beginning of time (Rv 12:7-9). It is this battle-cry which needs to be our wholehearted and immediate… Read More »
The service of Saint Michael the Archangel is the suppression of the enemies of God’s truth (Abba Moses).
Michael is the Archangel-Leader of the beginning and the end. He is also the Archangel of the Passovers. Originally, he defended God the Father, earning part of His Name for his own, after the battle with Lucifer arose in the heavens (Rv 12:7-9). Michael also led the Children of Israel safely out of Egypt, during… Read More »
St Michael the Archangel Picture of the outdoor statue of Saint Michael the Archangel at his house, the Santuario San Michele Arcangelo a Monte Sant’Angelo, Foggia, Italy where there is his “celestial basilica” consecrated directly by the archangel himself. (Credit: Taken by “Tango7174” on Wikimedia Commons).
The question was also repeatedly asked, “Who’s older? Michael or Lucifer?” The short answer is neither because being angels, hence preternatural in nature, they are both timeless. However, Lucifer was the first angel to be created by God.
The question was also asked, “Did Saint Michael and Lucifer communicate?” Of course they did. First, prior to the beginning of time and Lucifer’s downfall through pride, they lived together in heaven. Second, they fought in the famous battle narrated in Scripture (Rv 12:7-9). Third, they communicated again when Satan attempted to steal the body… Read More »
The question was repeatedly asked, “What is the function of Archangel Michael?” In other words, what’s his job? Below is a brief summary of what the Warrior-Prince of the heavenly host does. More can be found in the side links on this site Archangel Michael has six roles, or offices, in our lives: He is… Read More »
The question was asked, “Who is older: Lucifer or Michael?” The answer is that neither Saint Michael the Archangel nor Satan (formerly Lucifer) are “older” than each other, because both of them were created by God the Father before time as we know it existed. However, Lucifer was the first angel to be created.
A serious paucity of accessible and reliable literature exists, in a single place, on The Warrior-Prince, Saint Michael the Archangel. Written simply, with icons and a fairly comprehensive bibliography included, derived from both Judeo-Christian scholarship and tradition, this small book is intended to fill that need in relation to the great, humble, but ever-powerful warrior… Read More »