Antique Russian Icon of The Holy Archangel Micheal - For Sale
Antique Russian Icon of The Holy Archangel Micheal
A hand painted Russian Icon of the Holy Archangel Micheal. Painted on wood. Size: 30 x 23cm Background: 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; September 6 also marks the miracle of the Archangel at Colossae.