ST MICHAEL OUR HELPER IN STRIVING FOR GOD...
ABOUT THE SACRED IMAGE
ARCHANGEL MICHAEL – “Who Is Like God? – Defender of the Faith
Chief of the Angels – Michael along with Gabriel are recognized as “Archangels” in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Mentioned in the books Daniel (as helping Daniel as at end times standing with the “children of The people),
the Epistle of St Jude (tells of His guarding the tombs of Moses and Eve and of his battle with Satan over the body of Moses)
and the Book of Revelation where Archangel Michael and his angels will do battle with Satan.
Archangel Michael and angels are “heavenly” bodies different from humans as St Paul tells us “not all flesh is alike.” Sometimes they appear as humans and other times as invisibles.
Archangel Michael as the “champion” of Christians and the Church fights Satan, escorts the soul to heaven at the death and will summon all mankind for heavenly judgement!
EASTERN CHURCH – November 8th (21st on the JULIAN CALENDAR)– commemorated with all the angels
WESTERN CHURCH – September 29. Known as Michaelmas Day
PATRON of grocers, soldiers, doctors, mariners, paratroopers, police, and of the sick!
Icon Measures 10 1/4 inch x 7 3/4 inch
Including Wooden Parts 8 3/4 inch wide
Including Hanger Part from top to bottom 14 inch tall