Monday, September 29, 2008

Feast of St Michael and All Angels (Michaelmas)

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
Today is a Christian feast derived from the old pagan Autumn Equinox feasts. This Christian saint, Prince of All Angels, is a dragon-slaying archangel who was the leader of the army of God during the Lucifer uprising, casting Satan out of Paradise. He is one of only two angels named in the Bible, the other being Gabriel, who shares his feast day.

Michael is associated with the planet Mercury. Muslims, Christians and Jews all express devotion to him, and there are writings about him in all three religions. Considered the guardian angel of Israel, Michael's name means in Hebrew, 'Who is like God?'.

His name was the war-cry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against the enemy and his followers. Only four times is his name to be found in Christian Scripture ...

Categories: , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home

eXTReMe Tracker