The Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel
The Holy Archangel Michael is one of the most celebrated of the Angels and bodiless powers; he is called the Archistrategos, or chief commander, of all the bodiless powers.
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The Holy Archangel Michael is one of the most celebrated of the Angels and bodiless powers; he is called the Archistrategos, or chief commander, of all the bodiless powers. According to Holy Scripture and Tradition, he has interceded for humanity multiple times and continues to serve as the Defender of the Faith. St Michael is most often invoked for protection from invasion by enemies and from civil war, and for the defeat of adversaries on the field of battle.
He is celebrated primarily on November 8, the Synaxis of Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of Heaven. In this specific hagiography he is represented as the Chief Commander of the Heavenly hosts while holding a sword with his right hand. The Holy Archangel Gabriel has been called the leader of the heavenly hosts; he is associated with numerous happenings in Holy Scripture, particularly his revelation to Virgin Mary that she would bear Christ. Thus his primary role has been called one of announcing the salvation of mankind. He is wearing blue and white garments, is holding a spear in his right hand and a mirror—made of jasper and with a Χ (the first letter of Christ (Χριστος) in Greek)—in his left hand. The icon has been crafted by the monks at the Holy Hut of St. George which belongs to the Skete of Saint Anne.
A genuine monastic product from Mount Athos, the iconography is available
|Dimensions||14 x 20 cm|