Friday, September 29, 2006

Feast Of The Archangels

Today is the Feast of Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. These are the only angels mentioned by name in the Scriptures.

You may recall Michael from the Book of Daniel, Jude, and Revelation. His name means "Who is Like God?", which was his battle cry as he went against Lucifer in the rebellion in Heaven.

Gabriel is from the Annunciation of our Lord in Luke's Gospel as well as announcing the birth of John the Baptist. He also appears in the Book of Daniel to explain the vision that Daniel has. His name means "God is Mighty."

Raphael can be found in the Book of Tobit. His name means "Healer of God." In Tobit he travelled with Tobiah and cured a man's blindness.

Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael protect us!

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