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St. Michael and All Angels - September 29

posted Sep 3, 2019, 8:47 AM by Mary Margaret Barnoff   [ updated Sep 3, 2019, 8:49 AM ]

On September 29, we’ll celebrate the festival of St. Michael and All Angels at a Parish Liturgy at First English at 9:30 a.m.

The Bible describes angels as a group of supernatural beings who are often sent as messengers from God.  Jesus also describes them as watching over children (Mt. 18:10) and rejoicing over sinners who repent (Lk. 15:10.  Michael the archangel is described in the books of Daniel, Jude, and Revelation.  Michael’s feast day has been celebrated since the Ninth Century; during the Reformation, Lutherans expanded the commemoration to include Michael and All Angels. As we celebrate Michaelmas, we’re reminded that God’s creation is bigger and more complex than our human senses can always perceive, and as we particularly remember Michael’s defeat of the Devil, we’re reminded that God’s power is greater than that of evil.