The Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels (also known as Michaelmas or the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael) is a Christian festival celebrated on 29 September according to the Western liturgical calendar.
On this feast day, we remember God's heavenly messengers and remind ourselves of our place in the universe that we are not on the top of the heap and there are higher entities than us like angels.
On this day we should also contemplate the belief that demons are considered to be fallen or rebellious angels and how the higher we are the lower we might fall. Thus, let this day remind us to submit to God and be more humble in our hearts.
Saint Michael Wooden Hand Carved Statue- BH 7075
This extraordinary olive wood carving from the Holy Land simply shines with God's justice and love. Saint Michael will always be the one who stood against injustice and protector of ones who needed it. Get this hand carved statue and put it in your home where true Christian ideals live and feel his presence always watching over your place of solace. For it is Saint Michael who first stood against Satan.
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There are nine orders or choirs of angels. In ascending order, the classes are Angels, Archangels, Principalities, Powers, Virtues, Dominations, Thrones, Cherubim, and Seraphim.
The highest order is the Seraphims, then comes the Cherubs, and the lowest order in the nine orders of angels are simply called angels. They are God’s messengers and guardians of the human race.
They are a medium between God and humans. After all, The English word “angel” comes from the Greek word “angelos” which literally means “messenger”.
Each order is supposed to help revealing God's glory to the order below it. Seraphims are another kind of angelic beings that devote their existence to behold the face of God, and to praise and contemplate him for eternity. Cherubs are pictured as winged lions or winged bulls guarding the throne of God.
It is said that on Michaelmas, is the day the devil was expelled out of heaven and when he fell from the skies, he landed on a blackberry bush.
The devil cursed the fruit, stamped on it, spat on it, and some people believe he went as far as urinating on them.
The legend suggests that Lucifer annually renews his curse on blackberries, thus, gathering them after Michaelmas Day is considered bad luck.
On Michaelmas Day the devil puts his foot on the blackberries.
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Daniel 10:13, Gabriel says, "...but the prince of the kingdom of Persia stood in my way for twenty-one days, until finally Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me." As the guardian of the Church Saint Michael is the greatest protector and guide for all on this Earth, get this hand carved statue to remind you of his blessful gift of defeating Satan. Giving souls a chance to redeem themselves at the hour of passing, he is shown as merciful and just. This wooden carving from Bethlehem of Saint Michael and its amazing curvature will bring your home and children much needed protection against evil.
Here are some of our favorite bible verses that are related to Michaelmas:
Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.
The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia
But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.”
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.
“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Then I, Daniel, looked, and behold, two others stood, one on this bank of the stream and one on that bank of the stream.
1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
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