Angel-ology
 
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  • Archangel Michael is the Angel who managed to defeat Satan, (who was in the form of a dragon), in the book of Revelation, and cast him down into Hell.
  • The Book of Revelation speaks of Michael as the leader of an army of Angels in Heaven who will overthrow Satan in a great battle. (Jesus is also spoken of as leading such an army. From this some conclude that Jesus and Michael must be identical).
  • In the War of the Sons of Light against the Sons of Darkness, Michael is described as the Prince of Light, leading forces of good against the darkness of evil, who is led by Belial.
  • Michael is the Angel who challenged Satan over the body of Moses.
  • Michael is one of only three Angels specifically named in the Bible. (The other two are Gabriel and Raphael).
  • Churches on hilltops were often named after St Michael.
  • Michael is also credited with being the Angel who spoke to Moses in the burning bush (an honor often bestowed upon Zagzagel).
  • St Michael guards the body of Eve, according to the apocryphal Revelation of Moses.
  • Many people seek the aid of Michael against wrong-doers on Earth.
  • All people in need of protection from crime or from physical or spiritual enemies may petition the Archangel for help.
  • Archangel Michael is who you call when you want to remove negativity and fear from your life. (Negative attitudes and limiting beliefs can be cleared and released when you receive an angelic soul clearing).
  • Many have reported benefits from keeping an Angel Michael novena candle burning in the home.

 

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  • Geographic/Nations 
    • Australia 
      • In Australia, National Police Remembrance Day is commemorated on 29 September each year, being the feast day of St Michael (a.k.a. Michaelmas).
    • Chairotopa 
      • In ancient Chairotopa near Colossae, tradition has it that St. Michael caused a medicinal spring to spout. All the sick who bathed there, and invoked the names of the Trinity and of St. Michael, were cured. 
    • Constantinople 
      • At Constantinople St. Michael was the "great heavenly physician." The Michaelion, at Sosthenion, some fifty miles south of Constantinople, was his principal sanctuary where the sick would sleep and wait for an apparition of the saint.
    • Egypt 
      • The Christians of Egypt placed their life-giving river, the Nile, under the protection of St. Michael. They keep, as a holiday of obligation, the feast of St. Michael for the rising of the Nile.
    • Germany 
      • In Germany, after its Christian evangelization, St. Michael replaced the pagan god Wotan, to whom many mountains were sacred, hence the numerous mountain chapels of St. Michael all over Germany.
    • Greece 
      • In Greek folklore, Michael assumed Hermes' role as the psychopomp who leads souls to Hades, and in the role of weigher of souls on Judgment Day.
    • Normandy 
      • In Normandy St. Michael is the patron of mariners in his famous sanctuary at Mont-Saint-Michel in the Diocese of Coutances.
    • Russia 
      • Russians in particular have a special veneration to Michael, along with the Theotokos. (Translated means "God-Bearer" and "the one who gives birth to God"). 
      • It is said that Intercession for Russian cities by the Most Holy Queen of Heaven always involved Her appearances with the Heavenly Hosts, under the leadership of the Archangel Michael. 
      • Grateful Russians acclaimed the Most Pure Mother of God and the Archangel Michael in church hymns.
      • In Russia there was not a city where there was not a monastery, cathedral, church, or chapel dedicated to the Archangel Michael.
    • United Kingdom 
      • In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Michaelmas has delineated time and seasons for secular purposes.

 

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