Thursday, September 29, 2005
michaelmas or st. michael and all angels
What is the value to us of remembering the Holy Angels? Well, since they appear to excel us in both knowledge and power, they remind us that, even among created things, we humans are not the top of the heap. Since it is the common belief that demons are angels who have chosen to disobey God and to be His enemies rather than His willing servants, they remind us that the higher we are the lower we can fall. The greater our natural gifts and talents, the greater the damage if we turn them to bad ends. The more we have been given, the more will be expected of us. And, in the picture of God sending His angels to help and defend us, we are reminded that apparently God, instead of doing good things directly, often prefers to do them through His willing servants, enabling those who have accepted His love to show their love for one another.
Read all about angels and angelology here.
Holy Mihcael, pray for us!
Holy Gabriel, pray for us!
Holy Raphael, pray for us!
Holy Uriel, pray for us!
All you holy angels, archangels, principalities, powers, virtues, dominions, thrones, cherubim and seraphim, pray for us and defend us!
Posted by gwb at 8:51 AM