This day is referred to as "Michaelmas" in many countries and is also one of the harvest feast days.
Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus.
His greeting to the Virgin, "Hail, full of grace," is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people.
They are distinct from saints, which men can become. They are a vast multitude, but each is an individual person.
Archangels are one of the nine choirs of angels listed in the Bible.
In ascending order, the choirs or classes are 1) Angels, 2) Archangels, 3) Principalities, 4) Powers, 5) Virtues, 6) Dominations, 7) Thrones, 8) Cherubim, and 9) Seraphim. Michael The name of the archangel Michael means, in Hebrew, who is like unto God?
and he is also known as "the prince of the heavenly host." He is usually pictured as a strong warrior, dressed in armor and wearing sandals.
His name appears in Scripture four times, twice in the Book of Daniel, and once each in the Epistle of St. From Revelation we learn of the battle in heaven, with St.
Michael and his angels combatting Lucifer and the other fallen angels (or devils). Michael to help us in our fight against Satan; to rescue souls from Satan, especially at the hour of death; to be the champion of the Jews in the Old Testament and now Christians; and to bring souls to judgment.
September 29, 2014 (Readings on USCCB website) O God, who dispose in marvelous order ministries both angelic and human, graciously grant that our life on earth may be defended by those who watch over us as they minister perpetually to you in heaven. Michael the Archangel (Michaelmas Day) The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. ) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil.
The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition." Angels are pure, created spirits. Angels are celestial or heavenly beings, on a higher order than human beings.
Angels have no bodies and do not depend on matter for their existence or activity.