Thursday, November 08, 2007

St. Michael


The Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of St. Michael the Archangel on this day. It also happens to be my husband, Michael's, birthday. St. Michael is one of the Archangels mentioned in Scripture (Dan 10:13, 21)(Rev. 12:7). His name, in Hebrew: מיכאל‎, Micha'el or Mîkhā’ēl; Greek: Μιχαήλ, Mikhaíl; Latin: Michael or Míchaël; Arabic: ميكائيل, Mikha'il, means "Who is like God" and his role is seen as the protector of Israel and of the Church.

St. Michael is a powerful protector and the prayer to St.Michael can be a powerful one when you are feeling under attack.

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host —
by the Divine Power of God —
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

5 comments:

Divine Mercy said...

i like the saint micheal prayer:)

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Its a great one.

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Hey on your side-bar i just want to point out if your child is bi-polar they're NOT crazy! It was suggesting kids shouldn't be diagnosed with this illness but something else..which is a bit stupid if that's what they've got! Sorry off post here & rant over!

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Thanks for the info. Its an rss feed. I think there are some doctors who would hesitate to diagnose bipolar before a certain age.

imsmall said...

SMILE

Weary I am of this
False posturing,
O Judas who would kiss:
You have your king.

If he turns out a Satan
Go with him--
For I will base faith´s fate in
Seraphim

Or creatures heavenly
I seem to hear
Whisper, instructing me
To cast out fear.

Weary I am of you:
Your false conceit
Gives not: so you may do,
It is not sweet.

Did you love me, although
You may profess,
This war could not be--so,
Though words caress,

They strike me insincere:
An angel I´ll
Rather heed--banish´d fear--
Though you may smile.

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