Subscribe to Celebrating the Word of God by Email, THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – November 15 2020, THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – November 8 2020, DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA – November 9 2020, THIRTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING – November 22 2020. Feast day. The three Archangels are St Michael, St Gabriel and St Raphael.. St Michael, whose name means “Who is like God?” brings justice and strength as he guards God’s People in the Book of Daniel. As September 29 th approaches it is a great privilege to teach kids about the three great archangels whose feast day we will celebrate. Today’s feast reminds us that there is no disease that God cannot and does not want to heal; for him, there are no unrecoverable situations. Print PDF eBook (Click for full size picture.) Each year as the warm days of summer turn to the coolness and bright colors of autumn, the Church celebrates the work and ministry of angels. Homily for Tuesday September 29 2020. ‘Rafa-EL’ means: ‘God heals.’ He is made known to us by the story of Tobias in the Old Testament, which is so significant for what it says about entrusting to the angels the little children of God, who are always in need of custody, care, and protection.”. Communities which celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite still celebrate the three feasts. Nonethless, they can still be classed into groups, called choirs, according to their spiritual similarity to each other and the missions which God has given them. Then the Church made it the feast day of all the Archangels. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that “The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls “angels” is a truth of faith. Feast Day of the Archangels. The three Archangels are St Michael, St Gabriel and St Raphael and their Feast Day is September 29th!. Then the Church made it the feast day of all the Archangels. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that “The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls “angels” is a truth of faith. AMEN. One of them was Andrew who found his brother Simon. Fr. They do not wear a bright robe, but the sari of Mother Teresa, the gown of the doctor, the worker’s suit or jeans of a young priest of the Oratory. St. Gabriel is often shown with lilies, symbolizing purity. “The battle against the devil, which is the principal task of Saint Michael the Archangel, is still being fought today, because the devil is still alive and active in the world.” - Pope St. John Paul II. Neither Michael nor Raphael is mentioned in the Gospels. In the Book of Jude, he is specifically called an archangel. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. and all the evil spirits, November 8th, 2013. In the traditional calendar this was St. Michael’s feast day, with St. Gabriel’s being March 24th (the day prior to the Annunciation) and St. Raphael’s being October 24th. dn 7:9-10, 13-14. Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903) had a vision of the evil that would come into the world in the coming century. The Hebrew word mal’ak comes from the root la’ak that means to send and is attributed to anyone who is sent to convey a message, gather information or take a specific action in the name of an agent. The Feast Day of the Archangels. In this Old Testament book, St. Gabriel interprets Daniel’s visions. FEAST OF THE ARCHANGELS – 29 SEPTEMBER 2020 Posted on September 28, 2020 by macaubulletin MICHAEL, GABRIEL, AND RAPHAEL Angel: anyone who is a mediator of God’s tenderness. The Bible does not make any distinction between people’s envoys and God’s. With the 1969 revision of the General Roman Calendar, the feast was transferred to September 29 for celebration together with archangels Saints Michael and Gabriel. Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael Feast Day September 29 Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael: Feasts of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels. ( Log Out / They will be disappointed. In their eyes, man remained a distant and insignificant being, created to offer them sacrifices, and was often victim to their whims. Oct 24, 2020 - Explore Dianna Leinen's board "Feast of the Archangels" on Pinterest. The angel has to radiate a bright light, has wings, flowing hair and the soft features, but still male because no angel has a woman’s name. September 29 traditionally was set aside as Michaelmas, the Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel. In the traditional calendar this was St. Michael’s feast day, with St. Gabriel’s being March 24th (the day prior to the Annunciation) and St. Raphael’s being October 24th. It’s information that can truly help and guide you through life. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Today, it is resumed because in v. 10 it speaks of the heavenly court: “A river of fire sprang forth and flowed before him. The evangelist John often emphasizes this knowledge that Jesus has of man’s heart: “He had no need of evidence about anyone, for he himself knew what there was in each one” (Jn 2:25). And these are called “angels.”. Saint Michael is our protector; I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger. Rapahel identies himself as one of seven who stand before the trhone of God (Tobit 12:15). She attributed various names to the divine beings who are at the Lord’s side. Who the angels are also becomes clear: they are all those that are on the ladder that is Christ and that, united to him, they bring the divine in the world, and people to God. Callistus Emenyonu, cmf. The word of God that has been proposed in this celebration wants to remind everyone that every true disciple of Christ is an angel for his brothers and sisters. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, In ancient times God was imagined as a great ruler who had his dwelling in heaven, in a palatial home located above the clouds. The disease that causes suffering and prevents one to live is not just physical. Even the most sacred institutions like the family, the church community, political or religious authorities are not God. The fearful and reverent servants prostrate in adoration before him. Closest to God are the spirits of the highest choirs, the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones; closest to mankind, and most like us in spirit, are the lower choirs. Feast Day Crafts and Activities . Every time she abandoned her God and put her trust in other gods, she decreed her own destruction, fell into slavery, was deported in exile, and saw her land devastated. St. Michael the Archangel, loyal champion of God and His people, I turn to you with confidence and seek your powerful intercession. The Anglican church celebrates all angels, both name and unnamed on one day. This is the feast day of St. Michael and all the Angels. As St. Michael is one of the holy angels, he is a saint in both the general sense of “just,” and in the specific sense of being recognized by the Church as eternally with God. The Feast of the Archangels – Saints Michael, Raphael and Gabriel. However, St. Gabriel is best known for his role in the New Testament. September 29th is the day the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of the Archangels; St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael. In the Old Testament, there is a story in which the most revolutionary intuition in the history of the religions of antiquity is referred to. He then used them to deliver Sarah from the demon and Tobit from his blindness. In the book of Tobit, one of the deuterocanonical books of the Bible, St. Raphael travels with a man named Tobias, with the archangel presenting himself as Tobias’ relative. Catholic families that live the liturgical year at home look forward to celebrating the feast of the Archangels every year on September 29! An angel with hippy traits, tail, tattoo on his arm and jeans would have little chance of being accepted, not only by the more traditionalist parish priests but also by the less bigoted faithful. September 29 was traditionally Michaelmas – the feast of St. Michael. Posted by Father Lincoln at 5:59 PM. September 29 “Amen, Amen, I say to you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” John 1:51. ", Speaking of St. Michael. Michaelmas (/ ˈ m ɪ k əl m ə s / MIK-əl-məs; also known as the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, the Feast of the Archangels, or the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels, Irish: Fómhar na nGéanna) is a Christian festival observed in some Western liturgical calendars on 29 September. She called them “the saints” (Ps 89: 6; Dan 4:10), “sons of God” (Job 1:6; 2:1), “angels, mighty executors of his commands … his hosts, his ministers” (Ps 103:20), and has even called them “gods” (Ps 8:6). Here are a few to read … Anyone who goes between people or between distant communities or between God and people is called mal’ak—angel. St. Gabriel is the patron saint of telecommunication workers, radio broadcasters, postal workers, and messengers. He is the patron saint of travelers, blind people, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and people who are ill. Pope St. John Paul II said, “His name is a synthesis that expresses the essential attitude of the good spirits. Theme: In the presence of the Angels I will praise you, O Lord. He frees Sara of the demons and places her in a position to be a happy bride. The God of Israel wanted sky and earth closely united. However, the people, betraying his expectations, abandoned herself to apostasy and became abominable. Archangel Raphael. There are moral diseases, situations of spiritual weakness, painful and humiliating injuries and wounds of the soul, that take away the joy and sometimes even the will to live. Michael is the guardian angel of God’s people (Dan 10:21; 12:1) and the symbol of the forces of good fighting against evil. Also, St. Raphael helps restore the sight of Tobias’ father, Tobit, who had become blind. READINGS: Daniel 7: 9-10. It is just a suggestion, but it is valuable. The word “angel” means servant of God. Anyone who lets himself be the intermediary of God’s saving work is his “angel.”. St. Raphael eventually helps Tobias in two ways. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. By: Rev. In writing to the Galatians he said: “You received me as an angel of God” (Gal 4:14). With his permission we have begun translating his Sunday reflections She was married seven times, and a demon killed each husband on their wedding night. They have the appearance of the only angel of God—Christ. In the era of science and technology, faith in angels would seem destined to a rapid decline. Yes, angels are real. Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits Series ONE and TWO and Saint Scripts THREE!. Paul, who has spent his life proclaiming Christ, was conscious of being one of these angels sent from heaven. Nathanael is an authentic Israelite, the tasty fruit that popped up among the branches of Israel. In Hebrew the word “rophe” means 'to heal’. Those in the tribunal took their seats and opened their book.”. Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael – Archangels, Feast Day 29 September Mass Times: 7:00 am at St Therese Church – Fairfield West 9:15am at St Benedict’s Shrine – Smithfield … St. Michael is mentioned several times in the Bible. Use the form below to tell us where to send your free eBook, The Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel. Homily for the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. On the 8th of November the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast day of the Synaxis of the Taxiarchs and Archangels Michael and Gabriel, along with Raphael, and of the other bodiless and heavenly orders, the Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Powers, Authorities, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels. The term is used in many ways. Callistus Emenyonu, cmf. They have intellect and free will. Reading 1 . Archangels Feast Day Prayer to Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (the Archangels) Heavenly King, You have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth. The Lord said to the people of Israel who are about to leave Egypt: “See, I am sending an Angel before you to keep you safe on the way and bring you to the place I have made ready. St. Michael is the only angel mentioned in both the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures) and New Testament. The three archangels whom the Church honors by name are St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael. 138, John 1: 47-51. This mysterious and dramatic conflict is described in the book of Daniel (10:12-21) and in Revelation (Rev 12:7-12). St. John Paul II said, “[St. Gabriel’s] name means: ‘my power is God’ or ‘power of God,’ as if to say that the culmination of creation, the Incarnation is the supreme sign of the omnipotent Father.”. We can pray to Raphael when we are ill or know someone who is in need of healing. Even in the New Testament, we find the same image of the angel. The Book of Daniel mentions two archangels: Michael and Gabriel. However, Zechariah doubted his words. Angels who turned against God are called “fallen angels”. But you can pray the Novena anytime during the month of September, or throughout the year. We begin this celebration on Sept. 29, with the feast of the archangels — Raphael, Michael and Gabriel. Copyright © 2020 Eternal Word Television Network, Inc. Irondale, Alabama. Tobias eventually marries Sarah, with St. Raphael’s help. Posted by Father Lincoln at 5:59 PM. Today’s feast is about the created spiritual beings known as angels who fill the space between God and man, communicating His message, protecting man from harm, and battling against the armies of Satan. Skeptic, Nathanael exclaimed: “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Philip answered, “Come and see” (Jn 1:40-46). St. Michael is usually shown holding a sword while defeating the devil. He fixed his sight on Jesus who was passing by and said: “Behold the Lamb of God.” The two disciples hearing him say so, left him to follow the young rabbi from Nazareth (Jn 1:35-39). The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. ‘Mica-EL’ in fact means: ‘Who is like God?’ In this name, therefore, we find expressed the salvific choice thanks to which the angels ‘see the face of the Father’ who is in Heaven.”. This is a special day on which we remember three angels who are powerful with God. Feast Day: September 29 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Angels are messengers from God. They should be given their right value; they must be valued but woe to attribute to them an honor, a cult, a veneration that belong only to God. “You are an angel!” We all have heard this compliment at least once: from a friend to whom we have given a hand at a difficult time; from an office colleague, delighted in seeing us react to an offense with a smile and calm words, by a married couple we helped to reconcile; by a wife to whom we brought coffee in bed caressing her as she sipped it. Even when the sacred text gives a name to the messengers of God, it is difficult to determine whether it points to real characters, to spirits who assumed human forms, or if one uses an image, a personification to describe the ineffable experience of divine intervention in people’s favor. St. Paul speaks in his letters of the just as “saints.” The Church speaks of canonized saints, those whose heroic virtue has been demonstrated and whose presence with God has been confirmed by their miraculous intercession. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Archangel Raphael, whose name means ‘God heals’, is the archangel designated for physical and emotional healing. We can ask to Gabriel to help us say “yes” to God as Mary did so many years ago. Prayer To The 3 Archangels For 3 Wishes 4 years ago 19090 Light 3 white candles on a white plate and put sugar all around it. Then the Church made it the feast day of all the Archangels. 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