Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Michaelmas

Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio.

Saint George Roman Catholic Church, in New Baden, Illinois, USA - stained glass window of Saint Michael
Saint George Church, in New Baden, Illinois

Saint Michael the Archangel Church, Shrewsbury, Missouri -
Saint Michael the Archangel Church, in Shrewsbury, Missouri

Saint Mary and Saint Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church, in Saint Louis County, Missouri, USA - Icon of Saint Michael the Archangel
Saint Mary and Saint Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church, in Saint Louis County, Missouri


Most Sacred Heart Church, in Eureka, Missouri

The Feast of Saint Michael was a holy day of obligation in the middle ages, and is still an important date in England, where this feast day goes by the name Michaelmas. Under the liturgical calendar of 1969, this day is known as the Feast of Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels. Even prior to Christianity, Saint Michael was the patron of Israel, is venerated in Islam, and is patron of the Universal Church, the military, police, emergency responders, and many others.

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