Archangel Michael, Chief Commander of the Heavenly Hosts

Feast Day: November 8th & September 6th


The Life of 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


Synaxis of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Selaphiel, Jehudiel, Barachiel, and Jeremiel and the Other Bodiless Powers (November 8th).

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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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Archangel Michael Mantamados: The Monk still in deep respect and reverence for having witnessed the Archangel Michael in all his fury, gathered up the earth that was red by the blood of the Martyred Monks and shaped it into the Icon-Sculpture of the Archangel as it is today; while it was still vivid in his memory….

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Archangel Michael and the Miracle at Chonae (September 6th): Then the one speaking said, “Rise and stand on thy feet and come here outside in order to behold the invincible might of God. “…

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Archangel Michael Panormitis: This Icon appeared Miraculously and, on several occasions, was removed only to reappear mysteriously in this same location…

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Archangel Michael in Thasos: The Archangel then told him to drink of the water and not to be afraid of demonic fantasies, but to build a Church at that spot for the benefit of many and the healing of the sick…

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Archangel Michael and Archangel Gabriel are often depicted together in Icons as they are the Leaders of the Heavenly Hosts.

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Icons

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Archangel Michael together with Saint George and Saint Panteleimon.