What does Saint Michael protect you from?

What does Saint Michael protect you from?

In this blog post, we will answer the following question: “What does Saint Michael protect you from?” by telling you more about St Michael the Archangel

Who is Saint Michael?

St. Michael the Archangel is the one who, before the creation of the world, waged war with Lucifer and his rebellious angels, driving them out of heaven forever.

That is why God has appointed him head of all good angels. 

Saint Michael appears both the Old and the New Testament when, repeatedly, he shows himself to the people: he helps David to defeat the giant Goliath, he feeds the prophet, Elijah, on Mount Carmel, he frees Peter from chains, he shows the emperor Constantine the Great Holy Cross, in heaven, saying to him: “In this sign, you will win!”. His name means “He who is like God.”

What does Saint Michael protect you from?

What does Saint Michael protect you from? Archangel Michael is the divine Guide to human souls, whom he guides to God. He is sometimes described as holding the keys to Heaven (Paradise).

Archangel Michael is always the master of souls.

Archangel Michael is par excellence the fighting hero of God.

All its features and any type of intervention in the relationship between man and Divinity have their source in his ability and nature as a warrior, as a fighter in the service of Good and Light.

Therefore, His unconditional help is instantly received by all who pray to Him in faith.

The angel Michael is the one who will announce the end of the world.

Angels serve to defend and guide people. They bring our prayers to God, they protect the righteous.

Saint Archangel Michael is the Angel of Death, who greets souls when they leave bodies.

He passes the 24 Customs of the Air of the souls of the faithful, chases with the sword of fire the demons who dare to approach. 

The angel Michael is the bearer of light, the one who will announce the End of the World and the Last Judgment, “blowing the trumpet at last.”

The Holy Archangel Gabriel overturned the stone on the door of the Savior’s tomb and gave the Myrrh-bearers the news of the Resurrection.

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The miracles of the Holy Archangel Michael

St. Michael the Archangel is called in the songs of the Orthodox Church “The Great Voivode” or “Archistrate of the heavenly powers”, He is considered the leader of the angelic hosts.

He is depicted in church iconography as a soldier carrying a flaming sword, a sign that he is proclaiming God’s justice and defending the faithful. 

On September 6, the Church commemorates the miracle performed by the Holy Archangel in the city of Colossae.

The city of Colossae, in the region of Phrygia, today in Turkey, was the site of a thriving Christian community, because here the Gospel of Christ was proclaimed by the Holy Apostles John, Philip and Bartholomew. 

The Holy Apostle Paul also wrote an epistle to the Colossians, which remained in the canon of Holy Scripture.

The gospel of Christ was preached to the Colossians “for the truth of the Spirit and for power,” that is, accompanied by miracles and signs, to strengthen the faith of Christians. 

Thus, St. John the Evangelist defeated the pagan priests by the “spiritual sword of the word of God” and shattered the statue of the goddess Artemis with the power of the name of Christ. St. John also killed a viper that the pagans honoured, prophesying that the gift of St. Michael the Archangel would be shown over this place.

The Archangel healed anyone who came in faith.

After the departure of the Apostle from Colossae, a wonderful spring arose here that healed from sickness anyone who approached by faith, through the divine work of St. Michael the Archangel.

Many pagans have been called by God to faith through the work of this wonderful fountain. 

Not only did the people become Christians, but the chieftains and rulers of Colossae were baptized because of the miracles performed at this spring.

Near the source of the Archangel Michael, a rich man built a small church, to the glory of God who healed his daughter.

In this church and near the healing spring also lived the Reverend Archbishop, who spoke with God and lived a truly heavenly life. 

This saint of God was like a guiding beacon for Christians, because he cared with prayer and counsel for the salvation of the faithful.

The heathen of Colossae, knowing the fame of the pious man, tried through many struggles and torments to kill Arhip. 

They often insulted him, mocked him by pulling his beard and hair, dragged him with his feet. The pious Archbishop prayed even more to God.

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Sait Michael stopped the flooding.

Unable to appease the pious man with their torments, the heathen decided that the church and the whole place where the Archangel’s spring was should be lost.

They put up dams on two rivers that flowed close to where the pious man lived so that when the dam broke, the swirling waters would destroy the church and the source of the Holy Archangel. 

When they demolished the dam and when the turbulent waters were heading towards the church, the Holy Archangel Michael appeared in a wonderful way and, meaning in the sign of the Holy Cross, stopped the flooding of the waters, which remained as a still wall in front of the church. 

Then the Archangel marked a stone, and as it split, it became like depth in the earth.

There St. Michael overthrew the whole mountain of water which stood motionless before Archippus and the church, saying, “Let all the adversary’s power be broken here, and let all the wickedness of all who will run in faith be delivered.”

 Ever since this miracle was performed, the place where the split stone that swallowed the water is is called Hones, which means burning, because that is where the waters in the stone were consumed.

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Saint Michael saved the one thrown into the depths of the sea.

The miracle took place shortly before 1092 because since then the church of the settlement has been dedicated to the Holy Archangel.

It is said that a young man, wanting to come to the monastery, travelled by land to the Athonite monastery.

On his way he found a very large treasure and, hiding it, he told the abbot of the Monastery.

He sent three monks with the young man to bring her to the monastery. When the monks saw the treasure, they agreed among themselves to kill the young man and take the treasure for themselves.

On the way back, they tied a stone to the young man’s neck and threw him into the sea. 

Then the Holy Archangel Michael took the one thrown into the depths of the sea and brought him alive to the church of the Monastery, where he was found by the parish priest.

The whole community of the monastery thus learned of the wonderful salvation of the young man, but also of the ugly deed of their brothers. 

When the monks in question returned to the monastery, they said that the young man was a liar and ran away from them, but their deed being obvious because the young man was there, they muttered at that moment. 

The stone to which the young man was tied and thrown into the sea is still preserved today at the Dochiariu Monastery in the Holy Mount Athos.

The name of St. Michael the Archangel is mentioned in the Western Christian tradition on the occasion of several miracles he performed. 

Thus it is said that he appeared several times to the Holy Emperor Constantine the Great, telling him that he defended him in the battles he had with his enemies.

During the reign of St. Gregory the Great, bishop of Rome (590-604), the Holy Archangel appeared over the city and put an end to an epidemic that had engulfed Rome.

The name of Archangel Michael means “Who is like God!”, and tradition says that he was the angelic leader who drove out Satan and the fog of fallen angels from heaven, saying the words found in the Holy Mass: “Let us be well, let us be with fear, let us remember! ” 

In the Old Testament, Michael appeared to Joshua Navi and the prophet Daniel.

The Holy Fathers of the Church say that St. Michael the Archangel went before the Jews during the exodus from Egypt, he guarded the three young Jews thrown into the furnace of fire because they did not want to worship idols and he also quarrelled with the devil for the body to Moses. 

Archangel Michael, in his capacity as leader of the heavenly hosts, carries in his right hand a sword of fire and in his other hand, he often carries a shield, a twig of a date, a spear, or a white flag.

He is often depicted trampling on the devil, represented in the form of a dragon.

Prayer to the Holy Archangel Michael

Lord, Almighty God, King without beginning, send, Lord, Your Archangel, Michael, to the aid of Your servant (name), to deliver me from the hand of the seen and unseen enemies.

O great Archangel of the Lord, Michael, pour good ointment upon me (name)

O great Archangel of the Lord, Michael, captain of the six-winged angelic hosts, voivode of the heavenly powers, of the Cherubim, of the Seraphim, and of all the angels, be my strong guardian, great helper in all needs, troubles, sorrows; in deserted places, at crossroads, on water and on seas – smooth estuary.

Holy Archangel Michael, open my ears, heart and soul to the gentle warnings and warm calls of the Lord! Please be always before me, that I may better understand the Word of God, that I may obey His Will, and that I may better fulfil what He expects of me.

Holy Archangel Michael, guide me with your light to good things. Enlighten my mind with the light of the face of God, which always shines on your forehead like a flash of lightning, that I may understand the will of God, good and perfect, as far as I am concerned, and know all that is due to me.

Deliver me, great Archangel of the Lord, Michael, from all the cunning deceptions of the devil, and hear me, the servant of God, (the name), who prays to you, and I call on your holy name. Hurry to my aid and hear my prayer (tell the archangel what you are praying for, what you want to help him with)

O great Archangel of the Lord, Michael, overcome all those who oppose me, with the power of the honest and life-giving work of the Lord’s Cross, with the prayers of the Most Holy Mother of God, with the holy angels and the Holy Apostles, with the To the Holy Prophet Elijah and to St. Nicholas, the Archbishop of the Bridegroom of Lycia, to St. Andrew the Mad for Christ, to the Holy Great Martyrs Nichita and Eustatius, to the Reverend Fathers, to the Holy Hierarchs and Martyrs, and to all the heavenly powers.

O great Archangel Michael, help me, servant of God (name), protect me from the earthquake, the flood, the fire, the sword, the wicked death, from all evil, from the deceitful enemy, and from the calamities brought from him. Protect me from evil thoughts, cunning thoughts, wickedness, envy, and uncleanness.

Archangel Michael, cut with your sword any evil force, any ties of evil, take out of my life all that is not useful to me. Amen”

What does Saint Michael protect you from?

Conclusions

In this blog post, we answered the following question: “What does Saint Michael protect you from?” by telling you more about St Michael the Archangel.

St. Michael the Archangel is the one who, before the creation of the world, waged war with Lucifer and his rebellious angels, driving them out of heaven forever.

That is why God has appointed him head of all good angels. 

What does Saint Michael protect you from? Archangel Michael is the divine Guide to human souls, whom he guides to God.

He is sometimes described as holding the keys to Heaven (Paradise). Archangel Michael is always the master of souls.

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FAQ on What does Saint Michael protect you from

What is Saint Michael the patron saint of?

Saint Michael us the patron saint of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police officers, and military personnel.

What does Archangel Michael help with?

Archangel Michael helps with spiritual guidance and protection. St. Michael the Archangel is the one who, before the creation of the world, waged war with Lucifer and his rebellious angels, driving them out of heaven forever.

That is why God has appointed him head of all good angels. 

Who is the angel of protection?

The angel of protection is the Archangel Michael.

Archangel Michael is the divine Guide to human souls, whom he guides to God.

He is sometimes described as holding the keys to Heaven (Paradise). 

Who is God’s first angel?

God’s first angel that was mentioned is Gabriel (Daniel 9:21).

References

Saintmichaelcc.org website

Veritasbooksonline.com website

Catholic.org website

What does Saint Michael protect you from?

Nadejda Romanciuc

Nadejda Romanciuc holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a diploma in Addiction studies. She is part of the Romanian Association of Integrative Psychotherapy as a psychotherapist under supervision. She's practicing online counselling for over two years and is a strong advocate for mental health.