Splendid icon of Saint Michael, the Archangel of the Apocalypse, done in 2016 by Russian iconographer Vadim Lakomsky.
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 and guardian of the universal Church. The book is particularly suitable for those who do not know the Archangel Michael or who desire to know more about him. According to the Greek Fathers, the Archangel Michael is the prince of the Seraphim and the defender of the Faith.
The Mozarabic Breviary establishes Michael’s place in heaven above that of the 24 elders mentioned in Sacred Scripture. In the Greek liturgy, Michael is called the Archistrategos– the Arch-General; Generalissimo. Archangel Michael is also one of the seven angels who serve directly in front of the throne of God the Almighty Father. The main feast day of the Archangel Michael in the Catholic Church is on the 29th September, the Feast of the Archangels. Michael’s feast day in the Orthodox Church is on 8th November, the Synaxis of the Holy Archangels.
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The question was asked, “Who was the angel who visited Jesus Christ in the garden of Gethsemane?” The answer is very simple. The angel was Saint Michael the Archangel. It is for this reason that Michael is considered the guardian of Eucharist.
The question was asked as to who was created first by God the Father, whether it was Lucifer or Michael. The answer is the former. Lucifer – now Satan, the Devil – was the first angel to be created. He was the most beautiful of angels, but he proceeded to lose it all through his ceaseless pride.
The first icon I ever wrote of Saint Michael the Archangel (2013) has now also been featured at the Christian Art and Christian Theme Artwork galleries of Fine Art America. This icon is in the private possession of Catholic priest in Southern Europe.
The icon I recently completed of Saint Michael the Archangel and which is now in Rome, Italy, has been selected to be featured in the Christian Art, Premium Fine Art America (FAA) Artists and All FAA Artwork galleries at Fine Art America.
The question was asked, “Was Michael the angel a warrior?” The answer is a resounding ‘yes!’ And he still is and will remain the warrior of the heavenly hosts until the end of all time. Read more about Michael’s role as the great defender of our times.
The question was asked, “Did Archangel Michael question God’s Will?” The brief answer is in the negative. Lucifer (now Satan) questioned and rebelled against the Father’s Will, not Michael.
The question was asked, “Did Archangel Michael visit Jesus in Gethsemane?” The short answer is ‘yes.’ Michael was the angel sent by God the Father to console Christ after His massive heart attack and in the absence of His Mother, Mary.
The question was asked, “Was Saint Michael a devil?” The answer is a resounding ‘no!’ Michael is the archangel who defeated Lucifer and his angels when these rebelled against God. Lucifer was the seraphim who became a devil – the Devil – by his pride, envy and refusal not to serve God.
The question was asked, “Is Lucifer stronger than Michael the archangel?” The answer is in the negative. Lucifer being Satan, the Devil, he only has the strength and capacity to do harm insofar as God allows him to – no more, no less. Archangel Michael has the full strength and support of the Holy Trinity and the Virgin Mary in all his activities, because he lives fully in the Will of God.