Saint Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel

Uncover Hidden Saints meanings

Among the Hebrews, the name Michael has the means of, one who resembles God by physical appearance; he symbolizes humility before the Lord. The archangel has been mentioned in the book of Daniel and revelation. The main role being standing by the lord’s people at all times.

Requesting petitions for the following:            

  • Fining lost items.
  • Strength in the face of opposition.
  • Courage.
  • Protection from evil.
  • Feast: 29-Sep
  • Day: N/A
  • Candle/Emblem: Red, purple, and green.
  • Matters concerning: For deliverance from enemies, protection from evil, victory, and protection of the home and business.

Saint Michael in the Roman Catholic Church

To the Roman Catholics, the reference of the archangel does not mean he has been canonized; neither does it for Saint Paul and Saint Paul. The Roman Catholics have attributed the archangel four roles; being the in chief of God’s army, carrying souls of the dead to God, giving the souls of the dead a chance to repent and guarding the church, however, the fourth role can be extended to guarding cities and nations.

Patronages and orders

He was made the patron saint of chivalry alongside Saint George in the late medieval Christianity. Right now, Saint Michael is considered the patron saint of the military as well as the police officers.

In the middle of the late 15th Century, the French were among the only four courts that were existent in the western Christendom and did not have the knighthood order. Later on in the century, a French known as Jean Molinet then made glorification that featured the arms of Michael the Archangel and this became the first and only appreciative act of knighthood and chivalrous priesthood in the history of the French.

This implies that Saint Michael was then recognized as the patron of the official natural patron of the initial chivalric order of the French that was identified as the Order of Saint Michael of 1469.  In England, there was a chivalric order that was named British honors system and was named for order of saint Michael, among the Romanians, Order of Michael the Brave is the best ranked military decoration of all time.

Other than being a patron of the warriors, there are various other people who regard saint Michael as their patron are the sick the suffering, this saint is also patron saint for a wide range of other cases. Since this 8th century legend, the French has made the archangel their patron in one of the best sanctuaries in the country.

When the Germans were evangelized, they abandoned the many gods that they used to worship included mountains, a good number of the converted Christians then place several of the mountains under patronage of Saint Michael the Archangel.

This has seen several churches in Germany named Saint Michael, for instance, he has been considered the patron saint in the town of Brussels from the middle ages. Russians have also named one of their cities (Arkhangelsk) to honor the archangel. The Ukrainians have also dedicated their capital city to the Archangel for protection and patronage.

In 1851, the Anglicans established a sisterhood that they named Community of Saint Michael and All Angels in honor of Saint Michael. The Roman Catholics have also patronage the Congregation of Saint Michael the archangel to the Archangel.

By Flo Saul
Aug 17, 2012