29 September Feast of Archangels


Sept. 29:
FEAST OF ST. MICHAEL, ST. GABRIEL & ST. RAPHAEL,
“THE ARCHANGELS”

Bless the Lord, all you his angels, mighty in power, fulfilling his word, and heeding his voice!

Words which we pray in the Entrance Antiphon of today’s Mass of the Feast of the three Archangels whom the entire Church venerates in its tradition.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that the “existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls ‘angels’ is a truth of faith.

The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition. St. Augustine says: ‘Angel’ is the name of their office, not of their nature…With their whole beings the angels are servants and messengers of God. Because they ‘always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven’ they are the ‘mighty ones who do his word, hearkening to the voice of his word (nn. 328-329).’”

⚜ MICHAEL whose name in Hebrew means ‘WHO IS LIKE GOD?’ was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels. He is our protector against the devil. He is also known as “the prince of the heavenly host” and is usually depicted as a strong warrior, dressed in armor and wearing sandals.

His name appears in the Scripture four times, twice in the Book of Daniel, and once each in the Epistle of St. Jude and the Book of Revelation.

From Revelation 12: 7-12 we learn of the battle in heaven, with St. Michael and his angels combatting Lucifer and the other fallen angels (or devils).

We invoke St. Michael to help us in our fight against Satan; to rescue souls from Satan, especially at the hour of death; to be the champion of the Jews in the Old Testament and now Christians; and to bring souls to judgment.

St Gabriel

⚜ GABRIEL whose name means ‘STRENGTH OF GOD’ was sent to announce to Zachariah the coming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. In the Old Testament, he was sent to Daniel to explain a vision concerning the Messiah.

St Raphael

⚜ RAPHAEL whose name means ‘MEDICINE OF GOD’ is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey, as a healer and fellow traveler (cfr. Tobit 3:17; 12:15). Tradition also holds that Raphael is the angel that stirred the waters at the healing sheep pool in Bethesda.

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Dear friends, God, as a palpable sign of His Love for us, sent us his servants and messengers, the Archangels and the Angels, to protect and help us in our daily struggles against the evil one in our path towards heaven.

St. Gregory the Great said: “Whenever something is to be done needing great power, Michael is sent forth so that from his action and from his name we can understand that no one can do what God can do.” This is the reason why we should make it a habit to pray to St. Michael:

St Michael, Archangel, defend us in battle and be our safe guard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray.

And do you 0 prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen (Prayer to St Michael).

Let us have recourse and devotion to the Archangels and Angels to help us make good use of our freedom, as they did, when they decided and chose God for eternity and with them, let us pray:

Lord, I want to serve you as well with my entire being and with all my life. I earnestly desire to make good use of my freedom: choosing what is good, choosing You, obeying and loving You in every decision, choice and action that I make, because You are my God whom I love and adore!

O GOD, WHO DISPOSE IN MARVELOUS ORDER MINISTRIES BOTH ANGELIC AND HUMAN, GRACIOUSLY GRANT THAT OUR LIFE ON EARTH MAY BE DEFENDED BY THOSE WHO WATCH OVER US AS THEY MINISTER PERPETUALLY TO YOU IN HEAVEN.

Seal of Archangels

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Litany to St.Micheal

Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. 
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us. 
God the Father of Heaven, 
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, 
Have mercy on us. 
God the Holy Spirit, 
Have mercy on us. 
Holy Trinity, one God, 
Have mercy on us. 
Holy Mary, Queen of Angels, Pray for us. 
St. Michael, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, filled with the wisdom of God, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, perfect adorer of the Incarnate Word, 
Pray for us.
St. Michael, crowned with honour and glory, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, most powerful Prince of the armies of the Lord,
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, standard-bearer of the most Holy Trinity, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, guardian of Paradise, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, guide and comforter of the people of Israel, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, splendour and fortress of the Church Militant, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, honour and joy of the Church Triumphant, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, light of Angels, 
St. Michael, bulwark of orthodox believers, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, strength of those who fight under the standard of the Cross, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, light and confidence of Souls at the hour of death, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, our most sure aid, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, our help in all adversities, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, herald of the everlasting sentence, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, consoler of Souls detained in the flames of Purgatory, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, whom the Lord has charged to receive Souls after death, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, our prince, 
Pray for us. 
St. Michael, our advocate, 
Pray for us. 
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, 
spare us O Lord. 
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, 
graciously hear us O Lord. 
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, 
have mercy on us. 
Christ, hear us. 
Christ, graciously hear us. 

V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ. 
R. That we may be made worthy of His promises. 

Let us pray. 
Sanctify us, we beseech Thee, O Lord Jesus, with Thy holy blessing, and grant us, by the intercession of St. Michael, that wisdom which teaches us to lay up treasures in Heaven by exchanging the goods of this world for those of eternity, Thou who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.

Litany of Saint Raphael

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Queen of Angels, pray for us.
Saint Raphael, pray for us.
Saint Raphael, filled with the mercy of God, etc.
Saint Raphael, perfect adorer of the Divine Word,
Saint Raphael, terror of demons,
Saint Raphael, exterminator of vices,
Saint Raphael, health of the sick,
Saint Raphael, our refuge in all our trials,
Saint Raphael, guide of travelers,
Saint Raphael, consoler of prisoners,
Saint Raphael, joy of the sorrowful,
Saint Raphael, filled with zeal for the salvation of souls,
Saint Raphael, whose name means God heals,
Saint Raphael, lover of chastity,
Saint Raphael, scourge of demons,
Saint Raphael, in pestilence, famine and war,
Saint Raphael, angel of peace and prosperity,
Saint Raphael, endowed with the grace of healing,
Saint Raphael, sure guide in the paths of virtue and sanctification,
Saint Raphael, help of all those who implore your assistance,
Saint Raphael, who was the guide and consolation of Tobias on his journey,
Saint Raphael, whom the Scriptures praise: Raphael, the holy angel of the Lord, was sent to cure,
Saint Raphael, our advocate,

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

Pray for us, Saint Raphael, to the Lord Our God, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ Lord, Jesus Christ, by the prayer of the Archangel Raphael, grant us the grace to avoid all sin and to persevere in every good work until we reach our heavenly destination, You Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen

Litany of St. Gabriel
For private recitation.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary , Queen of Angels, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel, glorious Archangel, pray for us.
St. Gabriel, strength of God, etc.
St. Gabriel, who stands before the throne of God,
St. Gabriel, model of prayer,
St. Gabriel, herald of the Incarnation,
St. Gabriel, who revealed the glories of Mary,
St. Gabriel, Prince of Heaven,
St. Gabriel, ambassador of the Most High,
St. Gabriel, guardian of the Immaculate Virgin,
St. Gabriel, who foretold the greatness of Jesus,
St. Gabriel, peace and light of souls,
St. Gabriel, scourge of unbelievers,
St. Gabriel, admirable teacher,
St. Gabriel, strength of the just,
St. Gabriel, protector of the faithful,
St. Gabriel, first adorer of the Divine Word,
St. Gabriel, defender of the Faith,
St. Gabriel, zealous for the honor of Jesus Christ,
St. Gabriel, whom the Scriptures praise as the Angel sent by God to Mary, the Virgin,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

V. Pray for us, blessed Archangel Gabriel,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let Us Pray .
O blessed Archangel Gabriel, we beseech thee, intercede for us at the throne of Divine Mercy in our present necessities, that as thou didst announce to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation, so through thy prayers and patronage in Heaven we may obtain the benefits of the same, and sing the praise of God forever in the land of the living. R. Amen.   

Archangels: Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, Metatron

The Angels and God are the ones who truly care for us. That is why they gave us a specific course in our lives. It is said that God has a book written for each of us. In that book is written my life, your life, and all our lives. The Archangels Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and Metatron are Angels of high rank. They are extensions of God, they have to personify His grace, majesty, and power and they have the mission to be next to us, to watch us, and to heal us.

Even if there is a problem with your body, your mind, or your soul, they are ready to be there for you and help you overcome your pains.

The Archangels Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and Metatron have the title of Archangel because they took human form and had to suffer. Their suffering was the test they had to pass to become what they are now: the right hand of God. There is no field they don’t excel in.

People who carry the Archangel’s names are the ones who have them permanently next to them. God helps everyone. Archangels help everyone, but people must have faith.

Let’s find out what their names mean. Let’s find out how the Archangels Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and Metatron can help us.

Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel means “God is my strength”. Gabriel is mentioned by name in the Bible in the Old Testament, in the Book of Daniel and in the Book of Luke. The supreme mission of Gabriel is to announce to people what God has to tell them. The Archangel Gabriel is the messenger of God.

There are many people that don’t know when to call on an Archangel to help them. They want real help from God and they have a specific problem, therefore they ask Angels for help. You should learn what their names mean in order to know which Archangel to call on for help.

It is true that each of us has a Guardian Angel who takes care of our life, but sometimes you need strength and power directly from those Angels that are God’s right hand.

The Archangel Gabriel works together with Mother Mary to minister to sensitive children and to guide pregnancies, adoptions, births and the raising of children. Thus, couples who want to have a child should pray to the Archangel Gabriel.

If you are suddenly attracted to copper it means that you are close to the Archangel Gabriel. Copper is his metal. If you wear copper jewelry, Gabriel will protect you better. Wear clothes in the color of copper and you will be watched by the Archangel Gabriel.

If you want to pray to Gabriel, say these words: “Please, Archangel Gabriel, help me in having a child and help me raise him with the words of God in his soul!”

Seal of St Michael

Archangel Michael

Archangel Michael means “Who is like God?” And the right answer to this question is “nobody”. Because we all know that God is the image of perfection. Now, his mission is to watch over us and to give us strength to overcome each obstacle in our life. The Angels are His messengers and it is known that angels escort people to heaven when they die.

The Archangel Michael is the most famous one. Everybody has heard of him, but does everybody know how he can help us?

He protects us in many situations. He is known to be there, always, next to our Guardian Angel. If you are prone to have a car accident, Archangel Michael is there to help you prevent it.

He also protects our possessions.

From the Archangels Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and Metatron, it is Michael who is the guide of our life because if we pray for guidance and help in a specific hard moment of our life, he will come and he will show us the right path, and we can make the right decision.

Royal purple is Archangel Michael’s color, so you should wear this color if you want to be protected by him.

Archangel Raphael

Each of the Archangels Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and Metatron has the power of healing, but Archangel Raphael has the supreme power of healing the soul. Think about the moment when your soul hurt so much that you didn’t know what to do. Archangel Raphael means “God heals!”

Do you wish to pray to Archangel Raphael for help? Say these words: “Please, Archangel Raphael, help my soul heal!” You will find your inner peace, you will see the bright side of the problem you have and you will feel better. You will find solutions and in the end you will be healed.

The Archangels Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and Metatron are the most important Archangels to help us overcome a lot of bad moments in our life. Their specific missions must be known by us. It is mandatory because we should know to whom we should pray.

Archangel Raphael’s color is emerald green. Wear clothes in this color and wear jewelry that has gems in this color because you will be protected by Archangel Raphael.

The Bible tells us about his journey with Tobias, therefore his healing powers can work when you are going to visit another country or going on a trip. Before you get into a plane or when you sit in the car, say this prayer: “Archangel Raphael, be with me on this journey, please!”

Archangel Uriel

Archangel Uriel is the most mysterious of the Archangels Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and Metatron. Uriel means “God is my light”. If you have a child, name him or her Uriel. He or she will be protected by this Archangel and will be close to God more than anyone.

The Book of Enoch tells us that Uriel was assigned to protect humankind in the time of The Watchers. The Watchers were a group of fallen angels. They were divided into bad angels and good angels and Uriel had to protect people from bad watchers.

His color is yellow and his gem is amber. Amber is such a warm colored gem and when you look at it you really see God there. Wear amber and yellow and you will be protected.

You can call on Uriel to guide your intellectual inquiries.

Archangel gabriel michael raphael uriel

Archangel Metatron

So rare this name, but he is one of the Archangels Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and Metatron who can help you if you have problems. He was a pious prophet who was rewarded with the title of Archangel for all the good things he did for people on Earth. He is among the few Archangels that have a special name like this.

Metatron is the Archangel you should call on if you feel without energy. Maybe it is one of those days when you worked so much and you feel tired. Many people that have children also have these kinds of days, and they go home and all the things make them mad: the children, the house, the people around them. If you have one of these days, say these words: “Please, Archangel Metatron, help me get organized and motivated!” You will feel that you know exactly what to do and it seems that you have a to-do list written in your mind and you can control all the tasks you have on the list. You will find that you have spare time to spend with your family.

The Archangel Metatron is the teacher of esoteric knowledge. He is very interested in young people who are misunderstood and are socially awkward because they have spiritual gifts. Metatron is their Guardian Angel, who looks after them and gives them guidance in life to make the world a better place for them.

His colors are violet and green. If you have a period of time when you are predisposed to wear these colors even if you are not normally attracted to them, it means that the Archangel Metatron is there for you.

It is good to keep a gem like Watermelon Tourmaline in your house because this is the gem that attracts his powers and gets him close to you.

The Archangels Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and Metatron are saints that watch over us. They are the right hand of God and God gave them the mission to transmit to us messages in order to keep us on the right path.

The Archangels appear to different people in different locations. Sometimes, only one at a time, sometimes all of them. They oversee our Guardian Angels and they manage our Guardian Angels in order to keep us in the light of God and on the right path.

But the Archangels Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and Metatron are not all the Archangels, there are also Haniel, Orion, Jophiel, Muriel, Azrael, Zadkiel, Chamuel, Jeremiel, Raziel, Raguel and Sandalphon.

Archangel Haniel

Archangel Haniel is the Archangel of passion for life and vitality. When you feel you don’t have this in your life, call on and pray to Haniel to guide you to fulfill your soul’s needs.

He will transform all your worries and lower the vibrations back into love with his healing light.

Archangel Orion

Orion is a galactic, powerful Archangel from the Celestial World. He can help you let go of your dark and bag energies. He will help you see the beauty in everything in your life.

Archangel Jophiel

Jophiel has the strong power to help you focus on the things that really matter in your life. When you have problems, call on Archangel Jophiel to be next to you in order to help you.

Archangel Muriel

Muriel is the Archangel of intuition, harmony and inner peace. He will help you find your inner balance and he will help you to come to a conclusion regarding all the questions and worries in your soul and mind.

Archangel Azrael

“Whom does God help?” This is the meaning of Azrael. The Archangel Azrael helps you make the transition from this world, the physical world to the spiritual world. Azrael is next to our souls when we have to leave this world. He makes sure that our journey is fully lighted in God’s warmth.

Archangel Zadkiel

Zadkiel is the Archangel of forgiveness. When you have a tough moment in your life and people act wrongly, you have to find the power to forgive them. If God forgives us for all our sins, why shouldn’t we forgive other people? The Archangel Zadkiel gives us this power of joy, love, and forgiveness.

Archangel Chamuel

Chamuel is the Archangel of love, compassion, peace, protection, and comfort. Chamuel helps you release the tension and the stress and he will rinse away the pain and fear from your life.

Archangel Jeremiel

Jeremiel is the Archangel who understands the meaning of dreams. He has the ability to search and sort through your past memories in order to review your life. If you face any challenges, he will guide you to act properly.

Archangel Raziel

Raziel is like a wizard among all the Archangels. He has the key to all the mysteries of the Universe. Raziel will show you that you have spiritual insights and he can help you develop your psychic abilities and increase your creativity.

Archangel Raguel

Raguel will bring harmony to your life and will put the kindness and light of God in everything you have to do: even if it is about something at work, at school or maybe your personal projects. He can also help you find new friends or connect to new people who are valuable as human beings and have beautiful souls.

Archangel Sandalphon

Sandalphon is such an interesting name. What do you think his mission is? He is like a supreme Guardian Angel of all the writers, poets, and musicians. He guides their life and paths and gives them inspiration, helping them find balance and inner peace to give to the people beautiful pieces of work.

We are humans and we are predisposed to make mistakes. We need guidance and we need to be protected. Archangels are next to us together with our Guardian Angels. Archangels are the masters of Angels. They are supreme Angels who manage our Guardian Angels and they have as a mission to transmit God’s message.

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