Archangel Michael, Chief Commander of the Heavenly Hosts

Feast Day: November 8th & September 6th


About Archangel Michael: Over all the Nine Ranks, the Lord appointed the Holy Archangel Michael, the faithful servitor of God, as Chief Commander…

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Prayer

Akathist Hymn

O Chief Commander Michael, God has appointed you to be first among all the Angels.

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When Lucifer who the most radiant and closest Angel to God fell due to his pride, many of the Angels followed him and turned away from God and fell with him. Seeing this, Archangel Michael stood up and cried out to all the Angels “Let us stand well. Let us stand with fear!” Then the Angels ceased falling and remained with God.


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Icons

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Archangel Michael together with Saint George and Saint Panteleimon.

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Below is an Icon of Archangel Michael together with Archangel Gabriel and Saint Nektarios of Aegina, Saint George the Great Martyr, and Saint Andrew the First-Called of the Apostles.