St Michael and St Gabriel, Archangels, Pray for Us!
This modern Greek icon of St Michael and St Gabriel, Holy Archangels, shows these two commanders of the Bodiless Hosts standing side by side with the Archangel Michael dressed as a warrior. By his word Satan was cast down from Heaven when St Michael asked him, “Who is as God”? (the word Michael is the Hebrew translation of this question) in reply to the Evil One’s attempt to make himself equal to God. This Holy Archangel has always been invoked to help overcome all evil in any form and from those who attempt to do evil in this world. He is a helper of those in need, a heavenly protector for those who turn to him to ask God to bring succor and aid in their distress, and an inspirer for us all to do what is pleasing to God and have the moral and physical strength to do so.
Beside this Holy Archangel is the Holy Archangel Gabriel who is also one of the leaders of the bodiless Hosts. St Gabriel’s name means Man of God in Hebrew and he has been the herald of tidings of divine and blessed things and events since history began. Tradition says that it was he who dictated the Holy Scriptures of the Old Testament to Moses on the creation of the world. He is the herald of glad tidings, and it was he who gave the wonderful news of the Incarnation in his message or Annunciation to the Virgin Mary on the coming Birth of the Lord in the flesh. This Holy Archangel always helps, informs, and guides God’s people. He is dressed in fine robes and with a staff in his hand. Together with the other chief Archangels Raphael, Uriel, Salathiel, Jegudiel, and Barachiel, these seven great angelic beings bring blessing to mankind as they help manifest fidelity to God, and God’s Will and Providence in this world.
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We have chosen to carry only the most beautiful and well made Icons. Our Icons are laminated and mounted high quality icon prints gathered from many overseas sources. Some of the Icons are reproduced, on stable warp-resistant birch veneer plywood (Extra Small icons are mounted on 1/4" pressboard because of their small size). The laminate finish is a 5 mil low luster mylar film that seals and protects each icon from dirt and moisture. The icons are edge painted with traditional red borders and sides, and all except the Extra Small have a keyhole on the back for immediate hanging.
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